Striant (testosterone buccal system) has been linked to a 30% increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in a recent study. If you were not aware of the link between Striant and stroke before you started testosterone replacement therapy, you are not alone.
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Striant Label Updated With Stroke Warnings
March 3, 2015 — The FDA issued a Safety Communication and announced that the label on Striant and other testosterone products must be updated to warn about the possible increased risk of stroke. The FDA also cautioned that Striant is not approved or recommended for treating “Low T” associated with aging. Click here to read more.
Study Links Striant and Stroke
Conclusions of the study were based on data from men who were generally older (median age 60 years old), and many of them were in poor health. Researchers analyzed data on over 8,700 men, including 1,200 on testosterone, who were visiting one VA hospital to have a coronary angiography (test to look for plaque build-up in arteries). Almost 26% of men on testosterone had a stroke, heart attack, or death, vs. 20% of men not on testosterone.
What is Stroke?
Ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off when a blood vessel in the brain is obstructed with a blood clot. Within a few minutes, brain cells (neurons) begin to die because they are not receiving oxygen.
Symptoms of a Stroke
Stroke symptoms typically appear suddenly, and may include:
- Numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body)
- Problems speaking or understanding speech
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking
- Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache with no known cause
Many people survive strokes, but over two-thirds have some level of disability. The extent and type of disability depends on what part of the brain was damaged. Some people have only minor memory loss, while others have severe functional limitations. Many stroke survivors have paralysis, problems talking and understanding speech, chronic pain in the hands and feet, difficulty controlling emotions, and problems with awareness, attention, learning, forming memories, and more.
Resources & Information
- Ischemic strokes — American Stroke Association
- What is a Stroke? — Medline Plus (National Institute of Health)
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