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Did you know that certain medications or drugs can cause infertility?Yes, it is possible. Infertility is a highly personal and emotional subject, a medical problem that is growing uncontrollably. The reasons for this are many – heredity, lifestyle, radiation, addictions, stress etc. Medication can cause infertility in certain cases. In men: testosterone treatment, anabolic steroids, narcotic painkillers, SSRI antidepressants like sertraline or venlafaxine, sulfasalazine, smoking, alcohol, and marijuana can all affect fertility.In women: medications that raise prolactin hormone levels can affect ovulation and reduce fertility – chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine, haloperidol, risperidone, metoclopramide, methyldopa, cimetidine, some older antidepressants like amitriptyline, SSRI antidepressants like sertraline or fluoxetine, and many others. Immunosuppressant’s such as cyclophosphamide can cause reduced ovarian reserve.One needs to be very careful when taking drugs or medications that can cause future infertility. For any queries on infertilityVisit: www.garbhagudi.com• Call and book your free consultation now: 8880000909• Email: dreams@garbhagudi.com

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