Testosterone Medications Linked to Heart Attacks, Strokes and Blood Clots
In January 2014, the FDA launched an investigation into the risk of cardiovascular side effects associated with Low Testosterone or Low-T, medications, such as Androgel and Axiron. The FDA’s investigation was announced after two studies linked testosterone replacement drugs to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and death.
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JAMA & PLOS Testosterone Therapy Studies
In November 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study that showed that men who used testosterone medications had a 30% higher risk of having these following conditions after 3 years of use:
- Heart attack
The comprehensive study analyzed 8709 men with a total with low testosterone levels. 1223 patients started testosterone therapy, while 7486 did not receive testosterone treatment.
The study showed a statistically significant increase in “outcome events” in patients receiving testosterone therapy versus those who did not. In January 2014, another study associating testosterone therapy with cardiovascular events was published in PLOS One. The study found that there was a two-fold increase in risk of a heart attack in men aged 65 years and older who were prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. The study also found a three-fold increase risk of heart attacks in younger men following initial prescription.
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