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AndroGel® (testosterone gel) has been prescribed to millions of men experiencing symptoms of low testosterone “Low T,” such as reduced sex drive, decreased energy, and depression. As of September 2012, AndroGel was the number one prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy.

AndroGel and other testosterone products have been linked to an increase in cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes. As a result, the manufacturers of AndroGel are now facing a growing number of lawsuits filed by men who have suffered transient ischemic attack (TIA), heart attack, stroke, and other cardiac events.

Makers of AndroGel Fail to Warn Consumers

AbbVie, the makers of AndroGel® spent $80 million to aggressively market AndroGel in 2012, despite doctors’ alerts of the dangerous side effects reported by users. The lawsuits are stating that AbbiVie, and Abbott, the parent company, failed to warn consumers of the serious risks.

One study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men over 60 had a 30% increase of heart attack, stroke and death when undergoing testosterone therapy, and a second study found that the risk of heart attack increased three-fold in the first three months among younger men with a history of heart disease.

In addition to cardiovascular events, AndroGel is linked to other side effects:

  • Gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts)
  • Edema, which can cause swelling and congestive heart failure
  • Prostate cancer
  • Enlarged red blood cells
  • Reduced sperm count
  • High cholesterol
  • Blood clots

How a Raleigh AndroGel Lawyer can Help

If you used AndroGel or another testosterone drug and suffered a transient ischemic attack, a heart attack, stroke, or a blood clot, we urge you to contact a Raleigh AndroGel lawyer from Whitley Law Firm. We are currently looking into claims involving AndroGel and other testosterone replacement products.

Setting aside our credentials, our firm offers compassionate and trustworthy guidance that you deserve. If you have been injured because of AndroGel, we can help you fight for justice! We are committed to helping our clients each step of the way to see them through to a successful conclusion of their case.