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    FDA investigates safety of testosterone products

    No conclusion reached yet

    The FDA said it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.

    In a Jan. 31 safety announcement, the agency said it “has not concluded that FDA-approved testosterone treatment increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death.”

    It also cautioned that patients “should not stop taking prescribed testosterone products without first discussing any questions or concerns with their healthcare professionals.”

    The investigation was prompted by the recent publication of two recent studies.

    “We are providing this alert while we continue to evaluate the information from these studies and other available data, and will communicate our final conclusions and recommendations when the evaluation is complete,” the FDA said.

     

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