Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Medications that effect sperm
avatar
ktycarlos posted:
My husband and I have been ttc for 1 yr. We found out this summer our problems were at least partly due to low sperm count, and problems with motility and morphology. My husband hd a varicoleve removed in mid september and now we are waiting the 3 months to see if things improve.
My question is should we be concerned about medications he is on now. He has developed arthritis and the Rheumatologist wanted to put him on Methotrexate but from what I read it can lower sperm counts and lead to birth deffects if the man takes it. So he has held off on taking it for now and we are hoping we can find an alternative that is safer. But he also takes citalopram, levothyroxin and omeprozalone. I can't find any conclusive information telling me if these are safe. Any idea?
Reply


Featuring Experts

David Walmer, MD, PhD is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists . During his 25 year...More

Helpful Tips

trying to conceive tip
My OBGYN Lady Doctor told me to count 10 days from day one of your period... so I just started my period Friday December 2nd, so I will ... More
Was this Helpful?
8 of 8 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center