FDA Requires Testosterone Manufacturers to Update Warning Labels
Testosterone is FDA-approved only for men who have low testosterone levels because of specific medical issues. These products, however, are being used to relieve symptoms that are caused by nothing other than aging. This can cause serious issues and result in dangerous symptoms.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently made drastic changes to its requirements for prescription testosterone products which substantially tighten the reins on manufacturers.
The changes, released in an article by the FDA, require manufacturers to change the labeling so that it clearly describes its reason for usage. Manufacturers are further required to add a warning to the label about the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes when taking testosterone.
One of the most important changes made is that manufacturers are required to make it clearer that the product is only approved for men who have low testosterone levels caused by specific medical conditions. One of the conditions is hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone. Inadequate labeling is a cause of many personal injuries because the consumer is unaware of the specific purpose for the drug.
These changes have been made because studies show an increased risk of cardiovascular issues with the use of testosterone. Some of the side effects, when inaccurately taken, include heart attack, stroke, and death.
Whitley Law Firm Accepts Testosterone Cases
At Whitley Law Firm, we accept cases for low testosterone products. Our firm represents clients against companies who release dangerous drugs that lead to serious injuries or death.
For more information on how we can assist you with your low testosterone case, check out our page on low testosterone therapy. We are available to help you each step of the way.Contact our firm today. Whitley Law Firm is waiting to fight for you!