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Medicine For Infertility
Wide range: Different medications are utilized in the treatment of infertility. It depends on the diagnosis and infertility treatment. They range from ovulation induction agents (clomid, letrozole), ovarian stimulation meds (fsh, hmg), Insulin sensitizing agents (metformin), adjunctive meds combined with the previous (dexamethasone, hcg, baby aspirin), etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can TB medicines harm the reproductive health? Can Tb Medicines cause infertility or other reproductive problems?
Can a male that was heavy into drugs growing up but has been clean for 5 years have infertility problems?
I have read that infertility medications can cause acromegaly in women. Is there any truth to that? Do certain infertility drugs cause the disease?
Is amisulpride induced infertility reversible after discontinuation of the drug? Also, do the prolactin levels return to normal after discontinuation?
Probably: Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic medication that is not available in the United States. It is reported to increase prolactin levels, which can depress fertility. The prolactin levels should return to normal upon discontinuation of the drug, but this has not been studied in the U.S. ...Read more
If infertility happens with propecia, (finasteride) is it reversible after dis-continual of the drug?
Can diluting or dissolving drugs intended for parenteral injection cause infertility, if given after miscarriage?
I don't know: what you're asking. What drugs are you referring to and why would you dilute or dissolve them? How are they being administered. It sounds like you are making a very bad and even dangerous mistake by abusing medication in this way. ...Read more
Will anything ( OTC medicines, herbs, supplements etc) decrease the effectiveness of taking femara (letrozole) for infertility?
Yes: Letrozole (femara) is primarily cleared/metabolized by a liver enzyme called cytochrome p450. Several herbs and supplements can enhance or impair cytochrome p450 activity and hence alter the metabolism of letrazole through competing at this enzyme. Please check with your doctor if you are using any herbs or supplements. ...Read more
I am taking tamsulosin 0.4mg for stones and experiencing no ejaculation. Will this drug make me permanently infertile if i continue to take it?
Can my husband's rapid leaner progression sperm count 0%, (sluggish count is normal) effect in infertility? What are recommended drugs for that?
Sperm count: The lower the sperm count the less the chance that a sperm will fertilize the egg. Causes of a low sperm count include physical abnormalities such as a varicocele which can be corrected, infections of the reproductive tract, hormonal problems, retrograde ejaculation and primary hypogonadism. Treatments include surgery, hormones, surgical removal of sperm. He needs a workup. ...Read more
My dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. Is this healthy?
Benefit/risk: Tamoxifen is a SEAM (selective estrogen receptor modulator). It inhibits estrogen receptor pathway in breast, but stimulates it in ovary and uterus. It may increase fertility for a time, but reduce later due to constant stimulating. Its stimulating effect can also increase risk of uterine cancer. Other side effects from tamoxifen include thrombosis, stroke, etc, esp at long-term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiance is a recovering drug addict of 7 years, could his use of hard drugs cause infertility if we are trying to conceive?
Possibly: I recommend strongly that he get a semen analysis done as soon as you decide to try conceiving. There are way too many variables to say he 'does' or 'doesn't' have a fertility problem, the numbers on a reliable sa will get directly to the answer. I also assume and hope, for both of your sake's and a baby's, you are talking about a partner who is no longer using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. is this ok?
Yes: Tamoxifen is used to prevent breast cancer where it suppresses estrogen binding, it can act as an estrogenic stimulus on ovarian tissue initiating ovulation induction by a mechanism similar to clomiphene citrate. This drug Clomid is able to bind to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus. preventing the brain from seeing the negative signal from estrogen This stimulates production of FSH. ...Read more
Does PCOS cause infertility? I have it & I'm not married yet. Will tests help to determine? What medicine should I take to reduce my condition? Thanks
Yes it can: PCOS causes abnormal hormone levels and resultant metabolic dysfunction that can lead to not ovulating. We are not sure which comes first, but over time it becomes a vicious cycle. Non-drug treatment is a healthy lower carbohydrate diet that brings down abnormally high circulating insulin levels, lower triglycerides and help balance hormones by diminishing male hormones. Meformin can help some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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