The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now investigating reports of serious testosterone side effects and now major lawsuits have been filed against Abbott labs and AbbVie Inc. The suits allege that the companies which make AndroGel testosterone replacement hid major risks. According to reports men between the ages of 50 and 65, are claiming that they suffered serious side effects as a result of using AndroGel. Among the alleged side effects were heart attacks, stroke and a mini-stroke.
In January 2014, the FDA announced it was investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The investigation was undertaken following studies suggesting an increased risk of cardiovascular events possibly linked to these products. The FDA has only approved testosterone products for men whose testosterone levels are low “in conjunction with an associated medical condition.”