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Which medications can affect my fertility?

Which medications can affect my fertility?

Many types: Some medicines can make your menstrual periods irregular. Sometimes too much of a medicine (for instance too much thyroid medicine) can affect your cycles. Sometimes taking too much Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) around the time of ovulation can decrease fertility. But the vast majority of medicine do not affect fertility at all. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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What is the next step when fertility drugs don't suceed?

What is the next step when fertility drugs don't suceed?

Second opinion: Consider gathering up your records for a second opinion. Also, be sure you're seeing a board certified re. ...Read more

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What drug can I take to slim down fast and doesn't affect my fertility..?

What drug can I take to slim down fast and doesn't affect my fertility..?

Fast weight loss?: There is no such drug. Nada. There is no magic or secret other than changing what and how much you eat and how much you burn. Now, if you want to talk surgery, then we can get into proven scientific weight loss. Surgery has been proven over and over to make a significant difference in the diseases of obesity once the weight is off. But, please know that there is no such pill. ...Read more

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How much do fertility drugs cost?

How much do fertility drugs cost?

Fertility Drugs Cost: Fertility drugs vary in cost from about $50/mo (clomid) to $4000/mo with injectables used for ivf or IUI cycles. Sometimes these drugs are covered by insurance and sometimes not. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there fertility drugs for men?

Are there fertility drugs for men?

Yes: There are many fertility drugs and supplements that can be used in men. A thorough hormone evaluation and semen analysis can help a male fertility specialist provide treatment options. ...Read more

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What medications lower fertility in men?

What medications lower fertility in men?

Blood pressure meds: One of the most common types of blood pressure medications in use today are calcium channel blockers - amlodipine, verapamil, Nifedipine are just some examples. Many doctors who prescribe this medication are not aware that they can cause a reversible male infertility. Sperm heads contain many calcium channels that help them to fertilize the egg. These drugs can block fertilization. ...Read more

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What do feel when your on fertility drugs?

What do feel when your on fertility drugs?

Fullness: Symptoms vary when using fertility medications. Many women feel very little, others feel a sensation of fullness or pressure as the follicle grow. Clomiphene can cause irritability and headaches. Gonadotropins are often benign in their effects when mild stimulation is used. Ovulation symptoms are common.Any significant or unusual discomfort or problems should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do all medications affect women's fertility?

Do all medications affect women's fertility?

No: Some medications do have an effect, typically those that act on the pituitary gland or the ovary. If the medication interferes with menstrual cycles or affects rapidly growing cells, fertility is affected. Examples are birth control pills, letrozole, and chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read more

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Can drugs reduce fertility, even 20 years later?

Can drugs reduce fertility, even 20 years later?

It is possible: Depends on the drug. Medications like chemotherapy agents can have strong effects on fertility long after they are used. Otc medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will not. ...Read more

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