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FDA Requires New Warning on Testosterone Supplements


Testosterone supplements are marketed to men as a way to help improve diminished sex drive and energy as they age, but are those supplements safe?

In June 2014, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement that could affect men who are taking testosterone supplements. According to the announcement, the FDA will now require testosterone supplements to carry a new warning.

Why the New Warning? Why Now?

Testosterone supplements currently warn men of the potential risk of developing one type of blood clot called polycythemia; however, the FDA is now warning men that polycythemia is not the only type of blood clot that may develop. Now, in addition to polycythemia, the FDA is requiring testosterone supplements to carry a general warning about blood clots. Blood clots that could develop from testosterone supplements may include:

  • Polycythemia
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism

This was the only warning issued by the FDA in June 2014, but blood clots are not the only concern that the FDA is investigating. Earlier in 2014, the FDA announced that it was looking into whether there was an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, and death associated with testosterone supplements. That investigation is still ongoing.

What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt by a Testosterone Supplement in Iowa

If you have been hurt, or your husband has been killed, by the side effect of a testosterone supplement that was prescribed by a doctor at St. Luke’s, UnityPoint, or another Iowa medical office or hospital, then it is important to know your rights.

Please read our FREE report, Testosterone Replacement Therapy: What You Need to Know About It, to learn more today, and please start an online chat with us if you have any questions about what to do next.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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