A recent story posted by MedlinePlus notes new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. The guidelines say no testosterone therapy for women as the benefits are not clear and the risks of testosterone therapy are unknown in women.
Although there is some research indicating that testosterone therapy may be helpful to sexual function in menopausal women, a statement by the Endocrine Society says there are too many unanswered questions about the risks of testosterone therapy in this group of women.
Testosterone therapy should not be prescribed in woman without hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) according to experts. Outside of HSDD, more research is needed on the risks and benefits of prescription of testosterone therapy in women.
Likewise, there is much debate about the use of prescription testosterone medication in men. A Food and Drug (FDA) twenty-member panel voted last month to impose strict limits on the use of testosterone therapy in men. About two million American men take testosterone supplements to ward off symptoms of aging.
The FDA has been evaluating the safety of testosterone therapy products in light of recent information that the drugs made lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
The FDA adoption of the panel’s recommendation could lead to tighter leash on advertising and fewer insurers covering testosterone medications for men. Though some believe the proposed limitations will not lead to any change in prescribing habits for doctors.
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