Delatestryl® Testosterone Attorneys
FDA Testosterone Warnings & Safety Alerts: For men who are taking FDA approved testosterone products such as DELATESTRYL®; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety alert. They are currently investigating any connection between an elevated risk of heart attack, stroke, or death and men taking these products.
What is DELATESTRYL?
DELATESTRYL® is a prescription male sex hormone drug that works by substituting or augmenting the testosterone that is produced naturally in the human body. The generic name for this drug is testosterone enanthate, and is classified as an androgen. Your doctor will administer the testosterone drug via an injection into the gluteal muscle. Each milliliter of Delatestryl injectable solution contains 200 milligrams of testosterone in sesame oil and 5 milligrams of chlorobutanol that functions as preservative. The maximum dosage should not exceed more than 400 milligrams in a month. Your doctor will determine the overall dose and length of treatment based on your condition and response the the medication.
Important Safety Information
It’s important that you never give DELATESTRYL® to anyone else even if you both have the same symptoms. Before you start using this medication, you should tell your doctor about any allergies or medical conditions that you have. You should not take testosterone enanthate if you are a man who has or may have breast or prostate cancer. It’s possible for this drug to increase your blood calcium level if you have breast cancer or are bedridden.
As with other androgens, DELATESTRYL® may increase cholesterol levels in the blood and so your cholesterol level should be monitored by your doctor while using this medication. It’s for this reason that anyone with a history of coronary artery disease be cautious when taking DELATESTRYL®. Tell your doctor if you have changes in skin color, nausea, or vomiting while on this medication as it can cause inflammation of the liver. Though it is rare, people have reported transient reactions following an injection of DELATESTRYL®.
Side Effects of DELATESTRYL Use
The most common side effects of DELATESTRYL® include anxiety, headache, depressed mood, and pain or swelling at the injection site. You should seek emergency medical help you experience any signs of an allergic reaction. Call your doctor if you experience any of these less common but more serious side effects which may include:
- An increased or ongoing erection
- Rapid weight gain
- Confusion or memory problems
- Weakness or pain in the bones
- Stomach pain or loss of appetite
- Swelling or increased urination
NOTE: Given this is not a complete list of possible side effects, others may occur. Call your doctor if you have any unusual side effects and you may want to report them to the FDA as well.
What are some other precautions or warnings for DELATESTRYL® I should know about?
If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar extra carefully as this medication could cause rises and falls in your blood glucose levels. For those who are overweight, treatment with DELATESTRYL® may also cause sleep apnea and high blood pressure. When this medication is used for a prolonged period or in high doses, it may cause reduced sperm count.
What other drug interactions should I know about when taking DELATESTRYL?®
There could be potential interactions between DELATESTRYL® and corticosteroids, propranolol, cyclosporine, warfarin, and adrenocorticotropic hormone. You should speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the above medications. There are other medications that could interact with DELATESTRYL® aside from the ones listed above.
What are considered normal levels of testosterone in the body?
A blood test that indicates a testosterone level that falls between the ranges of 350 ng/dL to 1000 ng/dL are considered normal for healthy men. Levels of testosterone fluctuate in response to hormone signals that are periodically released by the brain which stimulate production. Once an acceptable range of testosterone has been reached, the brain slows the hormone production signal and testosterone levels decline.
What are some of the noticeable signs of Low T in men?
Symptoms and signs associated with low testosterone in men can be both sexual and non-sexual. Some of the sexual symptoms can include weaker and fewer erections, low libido, reduced sexual activity, and poor erectile function. The most common non-sexual symptoms include reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, depression, decreased energy and fatigue.
Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits
Our personal injury attorneys are currently investigating testosterone therapy litigation cases for men who have suffered serious medical complications. Several testosterone therapy lawsuits have already been filed though most lawsuits are still in early stages. So it’s still not clear as to what extent the drug companies’ advertisements may have played in encouraging men to seek treatments. Our Delatestryl attorneys are concerned that the drug manufacturers are not sufficiently warning consumers about the potential increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Recent studies have suggested that some men who received prescriptions were never tested for low testosterone or failed to meet the established medical criteria.
If you or a loved one suffered any serious medical conditions while taking Delatestryl®, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our testosterone injury lawyers want to hold drug companies accountable for over marketing their products without adequately warning the public about associated risks. We urge you to contact Harrell & Harrell at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111 if you or someone you know was injured while taking Delatestryl. Our personal injury lawyers have proudly served the Jacksonville area for over 40 years, so pick up the phone and call today.