By Dr. Brian McDonough
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs used by millions of men in the US.
It’s a recommendation that many have been waiting for quite some time. Today, the US Food and Drug Administration has told the makers of prescription testosterone products to change their labels to talk about the risk of heart attack and stroke — very important side effects that can result from people taking these products for so-called “low-T.”
And it is a big issue. The market right now is about a $2 billion market with nearly 3% of men over 40 taking it for low energy and low libido.
This is despite the fact that studies have not supported — except in severe cases — the necessary use of testosterone as a supplement.