Testosterone replacement therapy is used by millions of men with “Low T,” and Axiron is one of the most popular products. Unfortunately, our lawyers are concerned about studies linking testosterone to a 30% increased risk of stroke in the first 90 days of treatment.
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Axiron and Strokes
Axiron, the only underarm treatment for low testosterone, is a prescription medicine for men with hypogonadism. It contains 30-mg of testosterone per 1.5-mL. The testosterone in Axiron is well-known to increase the risk of blood clots in the legs. It can also elevate blood pressure and thicken the blood. If a blood clot travels to the brain, it can cause an ischemic stroke.
Label Updated With Stroke Warnings
March 3, 2015 — The FDA issued a Safety Communication and announced that the label on Axiron and other testosterone products must be updated to warn about the possible increased risk of stroke. The FDA also cautioned that Axiron is not approved or recommended for treating “Low T” associated with aging. Click here to read more.
What are Ischemic Strokes?
Ischemic strokes occur when a blood clot clogs a vessel and cuts off the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. For every minute the brain is starved of oxygen, about 2 million brain cells die. This causes permanent brain damage.
Transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a “mini-stroke,” occurs when a blood clot temporarily blocks a blood vessel in the brain (usually less than 5 minutes) and then dissolves spontaneously.
The long-term complications of an ischemic stroke depend on the area of the brain that was damaged. Some strokes cause only minor muscle weakness, but over two-thirds cause some disability. Complications may include muscle weakness, paralysis, intellectual disability, memory loss, problems talking, and more.
FDA Safety Warning for Testosterone and Stroke
January 31, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Safety Communication and announced they will investigate evidence linking testosterone and strokes.
The study that prompted the FDA investigation was published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013. The men in the study had low testosterone and were having images taken of their blood vessels to look for signs of coronary artery disease. Some men were on testosterone, others were not. On average, the men in the study were 60 years old, and many had underlying heart disease. Researchers found that men on testosterone were 30% more likely to have a stroke, heart attack, or death than men who were not on testosterone.
Symptoms of a Stroke
- Face drooping
- Arm weakness (arms drop when raised above the head)
- Speaking problems
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, leg, or one side of the body
- Sudden confusion
- Problems walking, balancing, or coordinating movements
- Sudden severe headache
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