Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a side effect of all testosterone replacement products. It occurs when blood clots form in the legs, in a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE).
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FDA Adds VTE Warnings on All Testosterone Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Safety Communication in July 2014 to announce that all testosterone products must carry warnings about the risk of VTE.
Before this announcement, only gel products like AndroGel carried warnings about blood clots in the legs. The FDA also received reports of blood clots that were unrelated to polycythemia (elevated numbers of red blood cells), a common side effect of testosterone therapy.
According to the announcement:
“FDA is requiring a change to drug labeling of all testosterone products to provide a more general warning regarding venous blood clots … This new warning is not related to FDA’s ongoing evaluation of the possible risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in patients taking testosterone products.”
What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)?
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). These conditions involve venous blood clots that occur spontaneously when there is no injury. Blood clots from DVT tend to form deep inside the lower legs, thigh, or pelvis. If the blood clots break loose, they can travel in the bloodstream, get trapped in the lungs, and cause a pulmonary embolism.
- Pain or tenderness of the arms or legs
- Swelling (edema)
- Increased warmth
- Dilated veins on the chest wall or leg
- Shortness of breath and rapid breathing
- Chest pain that gets worse when breathing deeply
- Coughing up blood
- Fast heart rhythm
- And more
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