Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Low Testosterone and Hypogonadism ("Low T")
Testosterone is a male hormone that helps maintain men's bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, red blood cell production, sex drive and sperm production.Common symptoms of low testosterone levels include muscle loss, lower strength, fatigue, depression, low libido, erectile dysfunction, infertility, osteporosis or hair loss.
Men experience low testosterone levels from either disease (hypogonadism) or the natural aging process. Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles (primary) or with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland (secondary). Hypogonadism may be an inherited trait or acquired via another condition including injury or infection. In older men, however, low testosterone levels may merely be due to normal aging. While peaking during adolescence and early adulthood, testosterone levels start gradually declining approximately 1% per year after men reach the age of 30.
Low Testosterone Treatment
Doctors prescribe testosterone replacement therapy drugs, medications and treatments to treat low testosterone in millions of men in the U.S. each year. Annual sales of these products in the U.S. have exceeded $2 billion. These products may be in the form of injection, gel, implant, patch or pill. Some of the more common treatments for low testosterone are or have been:
|Axiron||Gel||Eli Lilly and Co.|
|Striant||Patch (oral)||Auxilium Pharmaceuticals|
|AndroDerm||Patch (skin)||Actavis U.S.|
|Android (Methyltestosterone)||Capsule||Valeant Pharmaceuticals|
|Androxy (Fluoxymesterone)||Tablet||Upsher-Smith Laboratories|
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved these products only to treat hypogonadism resulting from certain medical conditions, men seek to use these products for non-medical reasons including increasing physical development and performance or counteracting the natural aging process.
If you or a family member have taken testosterone therapy replacement drugs, medications or treatments (with or without experiencing side effects or related conditions), you and/or your family member may be entitled to money damages.
Please call (212) 203-7710 or visit us here for an initial consultation and case evaluation.