Testosterone Must Include General Warning for Blood Clots, Says FDA

June 21, 2014 1:40 PM

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Testosterone Must Include General Warning for Blood Clots, Says FDA

Testosterone is viewed by many aging men as a fountain of youth, a way to restore sexual function as well as improve muscle tone. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just announced an additional risk associated with the treatment – blood clots in the veins.

Blood clots in the veins, or venous thromboembolism (VTE), includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The risks of blood clots associated with testosterone have established, however, the risk was previously associated with polycythemia – an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cel...

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