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Dallas AndroGel Lawsuit Attorney

AndroGel boosts testosterone levels in men, but some studies have discovered that testosterone-boosting drugs may have dangerous and deadly side effects. Low-T drugs like AndroGel have been under investigation for harmful side effects, most notably an increased risk of heart attack and stroke and have been the center of handful of lawsuits.

If you’ve taken AndroGel and experienced life-threatening side effects as a result, you deserve to be compensated for pain and suffering. If your health problems and damages are the results of taking a low-T drug like AndroGel, an attorney can help you explore your legal options.

What is AndroGel?

Men suffering from low testosterone levels, a condition is more colloquially known as low-T, are the intended users of AndroGel. Men who suffer from low-T, or hypogonadism, may suffer from embarrassing or unpleasant conditions including erectile dysfunction, lack of muscle, infertility, depression, development of breast tissue, and lack of body hair and bone mass. AndroGel is a prescription gel that is supposed to be applied topically to the shoulders and upper arms once per day to increase testosterone levels.

What are possible side effects and complications of AndroGel?

According to an AndroGel Medication Guide published by the FDA, FDA-recognized side effects of AndroGel include:

  • enlargement of the prostate gland, which may include symptoms such as increased urination, trouble urinating, having a urine accident and being unable to pass urine;
  • possible increased risk of prostate cancer;
  • lower sperm count;
  • swelling of ankles, feet, and body, with or without heart failure;
  • enlarged or painful breasts;
  • sleep apnea; and
  • blood clots in the legs.

But if a patient suffers AndroGel side effects that are not included in manufacturer warnings, the patient still may pursue damages.

Some studies have found associations between the use of low-T drugs and more serious complications like heart attack, stroke and death. A study appearing in November 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an association between using testosterone therapy and a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and all-cause mortality among men who underwent a coronary angiography and who had low-T. Other researchers found younger men who had heart disease and older men were at an increased risk of a heart attack following the commission of low-T therapy.

Those who suffer heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or death within about a month of taking a low-T drug like AndroGel may be able to file a claim for damages.

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