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Fortesta Lawsuits

Fortesta Lawsuits

Fortesta is a type of testosterone treatment that comes in the form of a topical gel. It has a 2 percent testosterone concentration and is applied directly to the skin on the front and inner thighs among men experiencing low testosterone levels. Although a decline in natural testosterone production is normal as men age, it may be accompanied by undesirable health effects, such as hair loss, reduced muscle density and lower libido.

Fortesta was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 29, 2010. It is manufactured by the company Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Side effects associated with Fortesta include:

  • Increased urination at night and other enlarged prostate symptoms
  • Potential increased prostate cancer risk
  • Lower sperm count
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet or body with or without heart failure
  • Enlarged or painful breasts
  • Sleep apnea
  • Increased red blood cell count
  • Blood clots in the legs
  • Skin redness or irritation at application site
  • More frequent and longer lasting erections

Along with different types of low T treatments, Fortesta has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or death. Studies have shown that men with heart problems were more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or death compared to healthy men not taking low T treatments.

The manufacturer of Fortesta and other testosterone medications may have failed to warn consumers of the increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death while taking the therapies.

For more information about filing Fortesta lawsuits, please contact us today.

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