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Do antidepressants make men less fertile?

Do antidepressants make men less fertile?

Maybe: One study out of cornell-weill medical center looked at Prozac (fluoxetine) in men with subfertility and did find reduction in sperm counts and motility. ...Read more

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Are men able to have a child while taking antidepressant ssri's?

Are men able to have a child while taking antidepressant ssri's?

Yes; risk vs benefit: Many men are prescribed these drugs. They may have some effects on male fertility and can affect sperm quality (count, motility, normal forms, dna integrity). Many patients have sexual side effects including low sex drive or ed with antidepressants, but depression itself is also a cause of male sexual problems. Talk to both your prescribing md and fertility dr: all drugs are "risk versus benefits". ...Read more

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Will tricyclic antidepressants cause man boobs?

Will  tricyclic antidepressants cause man boobs?

Rarely: There have been rare reports of gynecomastia with tcas; i can not think of a clear cut case in the patients I have treated however. ...Read more

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Do you recommend the use of antidepressants if less than 18 years old?

Do you recommend the use of antidepressants if less than 18 years old?

Depends: Patients who are depressed or horribly anxious or have severe pain syndromes often respond well to antidepressants regardless of their age. We do use them frequently in children less than 18 years of age. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; weight: Wellbutrin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) Celexa , lexapro, proac. Your best bet with low libido would be one of the first two. Discuss with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to know names of antidepressants that cause less weight gain.

I want to know names of antidepressants that cause less weight gain.

No such List: Many people gain weight once their depression is treated because being depressed made them eat less or not have good nutrition. All anti-depressin medications thus can 'cause' or 'allow' weight gain. Weight gain is a potential listed side effect of all anti-depression medications. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants help OCD compulsions become less intense to where I want have to give in ?

Give in?: Not sure what you mean by "give in" - antidepressants should decrease the amount of obsessing and/or compulsing - you do not have to "give in" to anything you would not want to if not taking these drugs ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

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