Men who use testosterone-boosting injections of Delatestryl may be at greater risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. As the FDA investigates studies linking testosterone to a 2X risk of heart attack for men over 65, several men have come forward to file lawsuit against drug-makers for failing to warm about the risk.
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What is Delatestryl?
Delatestryl (testosterone injection) is a prescription medication manufactured by Indevus Pharmaceuticals. It contains testosterone enanthate, which is marketed to treat men who have very low testosterone levels. Doctors typically inject patients with Delatestryl once every 2-4 weeks.
Delatestryl is advertised as a treatment for low testosterone, or “Low T.” If you are a middle-aged man, you have probably seen ads informing you that symptoms of Low T may include fatigue, sexual dysfunction, depressed mood, sagging muscles, and more.
What is the problem?
Delatestryl is a lifetime commitment — the body shuts off its own production of testosterone in response to a supplement. Unfortunately, there are no long-term safety studies of testosterone replacement therapy. In addition, Delatestryl may have life-threatening side effects that outweigh any benefits, especially for older men and people with pre-existing heart disease.
Delatestryl Cardiovascular Side Effects
Delatestryl is well-known to increase the risk of blood clots in the legs (also known as “deep vein thrombosis”) by thickening the blood, increasing the number of red blood cell, and elevating blood pressure. The risk is that these clots can break loose and travel to a vital organ.
FDA Warning for Testosterone Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
March 4, 2015 — In a Safety Communication, the FDA is asking manufacturers of testosterone replacement products to stop marketing them for the treatment of age-related “Low T,” add warnings about heart attacks and strokes, and start studying the long-term risks. Click here to read more.
Cardiovascular side effects of Delatestryl:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Organ damage
- And other serious side effects
FDA Safety Warning for Testosterone Replacement Therapy
If you have viewed advertisements for testosterone treatment products like Delatestryl, you may believe that hypogonadism (low testosterone) is a common disorder that causes the most unpleasant symptoms of aging. In reality, testosterone levels naturally decline by 1-2% per year after age 30. The body may have good reasons for doing so — recent studies indicate that testosterone supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
In January 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Safety Alert after reviewing concerning data from two studies. The FDA warning came just days after PLoS One published a study linking testosterone to a doubled risk of heart attack for men over 65, and a tripled risk for all men with heart disease.
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