Manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, Axiron is a popular medication used to treat low testosterone in men with hypogonadism. Like many other brands of testosterone, Axiron is the target of multiple lawsuits as they knowingly put consumers at risk.
Axiron was developed to treat this condition, however, it has been prescribed to thousands of users to combat the natural signs of aging such as loss of muscle mass, decreased libido and fatigue. This is largely due to the compelling advertisements constantly viewed on television and magazine ads that imply Axiron could be used for this.
Safety concerns arose after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a safety announcement stating that they were investigating the safety of these products. The announcement was the result of two published studies which indicated increased risk in patients of all ages within the first three months of treatment.
This product is one of many that were found to cause adverse effects in users. Heart attack, stroke and death are the result of increased cardiovascular disease that develops while using testosterone treatments. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that testosterone treatments doubled a users’ risk of adverse effects within the first ninety days.
Testosterone therapy has increased drastically in popularity over the last decade with over 5 million prescriptions being written every year. This increase in prescriptions has also led to an increase in injuries.
Within four days of the FDA announcement, five men came forward about their injuries caused by AndroGel, a product very similar to Axiron. These men filed what is believed to be the first of many testosterone lawsuits. Along with filing for their injuries, these men claim that the pharmaceutical company was negligent in warning consumers of these risks.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a heart attack, stroke or death after beginning treatment with Axiron, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to speak with an Axiron attorney immediately to discuss your options.