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Can lexapro 20mg affect male fertility or pose any potential birth defects

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
27 years experience Fertility Medicine
No effect on sperm: There are no studies proving that Lexapro (escitalopram) has a negative effect on sperm. Some antidepressants can decrease libido. Medications similar ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Is ssri and can affect sex drive and it is considered category c
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Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
Sperm DNA: Antidepressants, as a class of drugs, have been shown to possibly effect sperm dna/genetic integrity. No issue with birth defects, only infertility. O ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Haven't heard of either one of those concerns being a human papillomavirus effect. That said, if one's wife looks at one's penis and sees a frightenin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
HMG & birth defects: Use of hmg would be the same incidence of birth defects as getting pregnant without the medication.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
None known: All evidence consistently shows no increased risk (over natural) of any anomaly or abnormality in kids born with fertility medicines - none at all. A ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buch
40 years experience Urology
IVFsuccess: Ivf has pregnancy rates that range from 40-60% pregnancy rate per cycle depending on wife age and any male factor need for icsi. Multiple studies app ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
NO EFFECTS: Birth defects occur if mother gets sick or take medications during the first trimester of pregnancy or exposed to sick person during that time and oth ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Studies show...: Studies show a very small increase in birth defects in babies born to women going through ivf. It is unknown whether this is due to the ivf process, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can ge ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Who says it's safe?: It is one of the more toxic drugs, and the only reason we use it is because for some people, the pain of living with severe acne makes its risks worth ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal to both: A single study of this area is a minimal risk on both counts. They don't like to do studies if you are pregnant out of a sense of caution, & this crea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you deci ... Read More
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