Side Effects of Axiron®

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Axiron® is a low-testosterone treatment that is often prescribed to adult men to help correct decreased levels of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. Some individuals who have been treated with Axiron have seen an increase in their testosterone levels; however, others have experienced adverse side effects that complicate not only their health but also the well-being of those around them.

Stroke & Heart Attack Risks Associated with Testosterone

Several studies have suggested that testosterone therapy creates increased risks for cardiovascular problems such as blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Two recent studies have further associated testosterone drugs – including Axiron – with increased heart risks.

  • One study published in PLOS One found that heart attack risks in men over the age of 65 taking testosterone doubled, and nearly tripled in men with known heart disease.
  • A 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men in the study's research group experienced a 30% increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death after using testosterone.

Research into the risks associated with testosterone is still ongoing, but these studies have already sparked concern throughout the medical community. If you or your loved one has experienced cardiovascular problems after taking Axiron or other testosterone products, call (888) 396-4930 to learn more about you rights.

Other Side Effects

Because most testosterone treatments are applied topically, skin-to-skin contact can transfer the medication to non-consumers and put women and children at risk for testosterone exposure. If you are experiencing complications, or if a loved one is being affected by Axiron, you need to contact your medical provider and speak with an attorney from Morelli Law Firm right away.

While no two cases are the same, it is important that you retain our representation immediately if you are experiencing any of the following side effects:

Men:

  • Low sperm count
  • Sudden swelling of the arms, legs, ankles or body
  • Sleep apnea
  • Complications with hypertension
  • Sudden shift in mood (mood swings)
  • Enlarged prostate

Women:

  • Change in body hair
  • Sudden severe acne
  • Mood swings

Children:

  • Onset of early puberty
  • Aggression
  • Change in genital size in males and females
  • Early growth of pubic hair
  • Increased sexual desires
  • Advanced bone age

Do you need a low-testosterone drug attorney?

In the event that you or a loved one has fallen victim to complications associate with Axiron, you may be entitled to receive compensation. We can thoroughly review your case and determine whether the manufacturer of the product or the prescriber of the drug could be to blame for the injuries that you are now encountering. You deserve to work with an experienced attorney - you deserve to work with our firm! To learn more about your rights as a victim or your eligibility to file a lawsuit, contact Morelli Law Firm today.

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