9 Drugs Which May Affect Your Fertility

by natural fertility Fertility Coach

You have to be careful when it comes to taking drugs (whether prescription or non-prescription) whenever you’re trying to conceive. Some medicines, although seemingly harmless—like several common over-the-counter medicines—may negatively impact your fertility and make it more difficult for you to get pregnant. 

1. Antibiotics

According to one study, antibiotics can interfere with the production of sperm. Some examples of antibiotic drugs which affect your fertility are:

  • Minocin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Aminoglycosides

2. Antidepressants

SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) have libido lowering effect on both men and women. Apart from this, these meds may also do the following to you:

  • predispose to erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction
  • reduce the duration of fertile mucus
  • lower sperm counts
  • interfere with hormone balance
  • increase prolactin levels and
  • suppress ovulation (tricyclic antidepressants)

3. Antihistamines

Because they can interfere with fertile mucus production, antihistamines should be avoided around ovulation time. This especially applies to the following antihistamines:

  • Benadryl
  • Zyrtec
  • Claritin
  • Allegra
  • Chlor Trimeton

4. Anti-inflammatories

The drugs which belong to this group of anti-inflammatories are:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Motrin
  • Vioxx
  • Celebrex

5. Clomiphene

Although used as an infertility drug for women with PCOS and other forms of infertility, Clomiphene actually lowers your estrogen levels, decreases the amount of fertile cervical mucus you are producing and decreases your chance of conception for up to 6 weeks post its use. Considered an overprescribed drug for infertility and many experts agree that clomiphene monotherapy should not be used in patients with unexplained infertility.

6. Cough Medication

7. High Blood Pressure Medication

8. Migraine Medication

9. Ulcer Medication

Click here for more details  - Natural Fertility Specialist

Sponsor Ads

About natural fertility Junior   Fertility Coach

0 connections, 0 recommendations, 5 honor points.
Joined APSense since, June 26th, 2019, From Verbier, Switzerland.

Created on Sep 11th 2019 06:44. Viewed 215 times.


No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.