Fortesta is a brand of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals. According to Endo's website, Fortesta is a gel "that's applied directly and discreetly onto the front and inner thighs" and "may be all that's needed to help raise your T."
Available package inserts recommend a starting dose for Fortesta at 40 mg (4 pump actuations), applied topically once daily in the morning to the shoulders or upper arms and/or abdominal area. In addition to starting dosages, historical Fortesta package inserts have warned patients about increased risks for, e.g., prostate cancer, increased hematocrit, spermatogenesis, hepatic impairment, edema, gynecomastia, sleep apnea, and hypercalcemia. However, little if any information has been disclosed about a potential increase in risk for:
Following the FDA Safety Alert released in January of 2014, Bottar Leone, PLLC began investigating Fortesta labeling, including whether patients were sufficiently aware of statistically significant risks associated with use of the medication. If Endo knew or should have known of the risks and did not disclose all-together, or provided an inadequate warning to physicians and consumers on bottles and package inserts, it may be liable for damages, including compensation for:
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