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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 more
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
Research: There are some programs that are involved in clinical trials where medications are provided at no cost. The stipulation is that you have diagnoses that qualify for the studies. ...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 more
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 more
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 more
Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?
TB and infertility: TB can cause infertility, but usually it does not show any kind of symptoms until the infection has advanced to a severe level and can affect the infertility in women as well as in men. In the woman it causes tuberculosis in uterus and fallopian tubes where as in the man it cause tuberculosis of epididymo- orchitis, as a result of which no sperm can get into the semen. ...Read more
I have used opiate drug for one year, been on methadone program for 3 months, my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21, am I infertile?
If I do have pcos what will happen to treat it? Will I become infertile? If they give me medicine will my excessive hair leave?
A few ideas: Pcos is best treated with exercise (weight loss if necessary to get to bmi of 25 or less), low carb diet, possibly metformin. Sometimes women with pcos have increased risk for infertility, but if they follow their doctors instructions and are at a healthy weight that will greatly increase their chances. Excess hair does often times diminish as well when pcos properly treated. ...Read more
Would daily masturbation cause infertility for male. I know that daily mastication can decrease sperm count but can it treated with medicine therapy?
Trying for 17mnths. Male infertility factor. Taking medicine for 3mnths. Sperm count 3-4mil/ml. Motility 25%.Is it possible, medicines can cure n get pregn?
Oligoasthenospermia: Unfortunately, you give me insufficient information with regard to your partner. Has he been tested for a varicocele (40% of men with infertility have it caused by a varicocele that c an only be managed surgically. Clomiphene citrate (clomid) has been shown to stimulate spermatogenesis in men; however it may not result in 'better' sperm. ...Read more
In which cases does viagra help? Does viagra and similar drugs help with infertility or impotence... Basically, in which cases do they help, and which don't they? If my penis doesn't get rock-hard, just semi-hard, and with a lot of stimulus, would it help
Viagra (sildenafil) is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (otherwise known as impotence), therefore it helps achieve and maintain an erection. It does not have any affect on sperm count or quality etc. On the other hand, it can indirectly help with infertility if the problem is due to the male partner not being able to achieve erection and ejaculate.
Please speak to your doctor to find out if you are a good candidate for viagra (sildenafil) treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more
If you have been having sex for one year and not doing anything to prevent pregnancy, then you are considered infertile.
Some couples just take longer to get pregnant, it doesn't mean there is any problem.
If the woman is over 35, we recommend testing after 6 month, you don't have to wait a full year. ...Read more
Basic Infertility: Many different causes contribute to infertility. There are male factors (sperm), ovary factors (the making and releasing of eggs), and factors that interfere with the sperm and egg joining (endometriosis, blockage in the tubes or uterus, etc). There are also less common and unknown factors. A careful evaluation by a GYN specialist can help most couples. ...Read more
Possibly: Some forms of infertility are hereditary. For instance some forms of male infertility have genetic components that are automatically passed to male children (y chromosome microdeletions). Endometriosis definitely has a hereditary component. Pcos also runs in families. And fragile x which can affect egg production is hereditary as well. The vast majority of time infertility is not hereditary. ...Read more