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Doctor insights on: Prescription Pain Killers And Opiates Leading To Infertility

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Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa.Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

Analgesic is a medication similar to Pain medicine. An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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What will happen when bupropion XL is mixed with prescription pain killers?

What will happen when bupropion XL is mixed with prescription pain killers?

Generally, you're ok: Your doctor should be aware of your current meds and adjust dosing of all of them to deal with acute pain. Opiate pain killers probably aren't helpful in the long run for chronic pain. ...Read more

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I have prescription for pain killers vicodone and percucets, how long will they be in my urine. Will epidural steroids show up in a urine drug test?

I have prescription for pain killers vicodone and percucets, how long will they be in my urine. Will epidural steroids show up in a urine drug test?

Up to a week: Vicodin and Percocet will show up on a good urine screen for as long as a week afterwards. If they are lawfully prescribed, simply explain. If not, please get the help of a pain management or addiction specialist -- this is no way to live. The steroids injected epidurally are not screened-for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop taking prescription pain killers?

Slow taper: You need to see the doctor who is giving you the pain pills.Most pain meds need to be tapered off. ...Read more

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How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

A lot: 80% of all the narcotics prescribed for pain in the world are prescribed in the United States ...Read more

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How does one get a prescription for pain killers?

How does one get a prescription for pain killers?

Pain killers: Firstly you need to be evaluated by your doctor or a pain specialist - they will determine if you need a prescription pain medication. Not every pan requires a strong medication. Secondly whatever is written please use as directed only make no changes unless this has been approved by the doctor. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a prescription for pain killers?

Depends: For narcotics you will need a prescription. Aspirin, tylenol and some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications will not require a prescription. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Good that you: admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more