Depo-Testosterone is one of the most popular injection medications used in testosterone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, recent studies involving over 55,000 men suggest that it may double the risk of heart attack for men over 65. In addition, Depo-Testosterone side effects can include life-threatening blood clots, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and even death.
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What is Depo-Testosterone?
Depo-Testosterone, manufactured by Unigen Life Sciences, is a prescription injection of testosterone that is usually given by a doctor every 1-4 weeks. It is used to treat men who have low testosterone as a result of hypogonadism. Men with hypogonadism can have symptoms like low energy, sexual dysfunction, depressed mood, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, and more.
FDA Warnings 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.
January 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating studies linking testosterone to an increased risk of deadly cardiovascular events. The FDA cited two alarming studies, including one revealing that men who take testosterone are at a 30% increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or death. In January 2014, another study found that men over 65 may have a doubled risk of heart attack.
Depo-Testosterone Lawsuit filed in California
Depo-Testosterone and Blood Clots
Depo-Testosterone increases production of red blood cells, which may increase blood volume and elevate blood pressure. When blood platelets coagulate, they thicken the blood and increase the risk that large clots will form in veins deep inside the legs. If these clots break loose, they can potentially obstruct circulation to vital organs. The risk is especially high in men who have narrow arteries as a result of aging or heart disease.
Depo-Testosterone Heart Risks
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Organ damage
- And other serious side effects
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