An expert panel has voted for the F.D.A to impose strict new limitations on the testosterone industry. The panel recommends that the agency tighten labels for the medicines so they are not prescribed to men who only have problems related to aging, such as low energy or libido. The agency will likely take the advice of the expert panel.

WARNING! On January 14, 2014 the FDA issued a safety alert with respect to drugs containing testosterone based on two published studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among men who are prescribed testosterone therapy.  These studies indicated that these drugs may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, heart attack or death.

Testosterone Therapy or Supplementation

Men who have or are taking testosterone drugs are at increased risk of testosterone stroke and testosterone heart attack, according to a recent study.

Androgel, a testosterone drug, warns on its label a number of testosterone side effects including high blood pressure, blood clots in the legs, and serious problems for people who have heart, kidney or liver disease. Other low-t treatment brand names include: