In 2010, drug maker Eli Lilly introduced a new testosterone treatment known as Axiron. The drug was designed to compete with the popular testosterone medication AndroGel. Axiron was widely marketed to be safe and effective for treating low testosterone. Unfortunately, studies have now shown that use of the medication can result in dangerous side effects that may ultimately lead to death in the most severe cases.
Dangerous Risks Associated With Axiron Use
Axiron is a drug that comes in a gel form and is applied under the arm through deodorant. The purpose of the drug is to elevate low testosterone levels in men. The drug was originally approved for use among men who suffer from testosterone deficiency caused by a medical condition. Since that time, the drug has been promoted for use among men who may not have shown any medical need for this type of hormone replacement therapy. Unknowing consumers continue to turn to testosterone replacement treatments. However, the use of such medications has increased dramatically since they first became popular in 2000.
Unfortunately, the link between serious heart problems and testosterone therapies has been known for some time. Eli Lilly developed and sold Axiron to the public long after it knew or should have known about the drug’s risks. What are some of the dangerous side effects associated with the use of Axiron? The following is an overview:
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Sudden death
Sadly for consumers, Eli Lilly did not adequately warn patients of these risks when marketing the drug. As a result, many people who used Axiron and suffered a stroke, blood clot, or heart attack are now pursuing lawsuits against the drug’s maker. Similarly, families who have lost a loved one as a result of Axiron use may also pursue compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered injury as a result of Axiron use, we strongly recommend that you seek legal guidance to protect your rights.