Striant is one of several testosterone therapies subject to label revisions due to a possible link with an increased risk of heart and stroke in certain men. Thousands of low-T therapy users are now pursuing testosterone lawsuits for cardiovascular side effects allegedly related to the use of these medications.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to men who may have suffered a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism while using prescription low-T therapy. If you are interested in filing a Striant lawsuit, please contact our legal staff by calling (888) 994-5118.
Approved in 2004, Striant (testosterone buccal) is used to treat men with hypogonadism (low testosterone levels) that is associated with some underlying medical condition, such as the side effects of chemotherapy or certain pituitary disorders. Striant tablets were designed to adhere to the gum or inner cheek, where the drug slowly delivers a controlled amount of testosterone via the mucous membranes of the mouth.
The safety and efficacy of Striant in men with “age-related hypogonadism” have not been established.
In recent years, the off-label use of low-T therapy in men who suffer from age-related drops in testosterone has become controversial. In a March 2015 Safety Communication, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) noted the use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased significantly, from 1.3 million patients in 2009 to 2.3 million patients in 2013 receiving a prescription for a testosterone product. The FDA expressed concern that testosterone is being used extensively in men who are experiencing low testosterone related to aging. The agency ordered the labels of all prescription testosterone treatments to state clearly that the medications have not been proven safe and effective in treating age-related hypogonadism. Read More
If you or a man you care about suffered a heart attack, stroke or dangerous blood clot while using Striant, now is the time to ensure your legal rights are protected. To learn more about the growing testosterone litigation, please call (888) 994-5118.
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