The problem with Depo-Testosterone is that it may increase your risk of stroke. Testosterone is well-known to cause blood clots in the legs. If these blood clots travel to the brain, they can potentially cause an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack.
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What is the problem with Depo-Testosterone?
Depo-Testosterone is an intramuscular injection of testosterone, a hormone that regulates many aspects of male physiology. It is approved by the FDA to treat hypogonadism, which is a medical condition in which the testicles produce little or no hormones.
Unfortunately, drug-makers are now facing lawsuits from men who allege that testosterone replacement products were aggressively marketed without sufficient risk information. You have probably seen ads for “Low T,” which imply that testosterone is a cure-all for fatigue, depression, sexual dysfunction, and other unpleasant aspects of aging. In reality, testosterone can have life-threatening risks.
Label Updated With Stroke Warnings
March 3, 2015 — The FDA issued a Safety Communication and announced that the label on Depo-Testosterone and other testosterone products must be updated to warn about the possible increased risk of stroke. The FDA also cautioned that Depo-Testosterone is not approved or recommended for treating “Low T” associated with aging. Click here to read more.
30% Increased Risk of Stroke Linked to Testosterone
November 2013 — Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study of over 8,700 men with low testosterone. The average age was 60 years old, and many men also had heart disease. Researchers found that men on testosterone were 30% more likely to have a stroke, heart attack, or sudden death in the first three months of testosterone therapy.
What is an Ischemic Stroke?
Ischemic strokes (also known as a “brain attack”) occur when a blood clot blocks the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This causes brain cells (neurons) to die, resulting in permanent brain damage. Many people survive strokes, but about two-thirds have a disability. This can have an enormous impact on a person’s life. Complications may include memory loss, paralysis, problems talking, poor muscle control, and more.
Call 9-1-1 Immediately If You Have One or More Stroke Symptoms
Stroke symptoms usually appear suddenly and may include:
- Numbness or weakness: Drooping face, arm or leg weakness, especially on one side of the body.
- Confusion: Problems talking or understanding
- Vision problems: Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Problems walking: Loss of balance, uncoordinated muscle movements, or dizziness.
- Severe headache: Usually appears suddenly and has no obvious cause.
Treatment for a stroke involves clot-busting medications. If these are administered within three hours of a stroke, they reduce long-term disability for most people.
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