Fertility & Risk to Baby when the Father is Taking Meds
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Q:  Fertility & Risk to Baby when the Father is Taking Meds


My husband is currently taking 125 mg lamictal, 10 mg zyprexa, 150 mg effexor, and  .5 mg xanax daily. His doctor is still trying to find the appropriate dosages as he still does not feel well. His doctor believes eventually (once he's through this episode) my husband will only need to take lamictal. We have discussed preganancy after this episode. What are the fertility affects of the above drugs?


Dear Ms. K' -- 
Well, this is much easier than the situation where you're taking these medications.  As far as I know, there is no evidence that his taking them will affect fertility or risk some kind of development abnormality to the baby.  If there is such evidence out there, and I'm missing it, at least I can tell you that there is no current standard of care saying that we need to check what the father is taking in the way of medications.  

Dr. Phelps
 

Published June, 2003
 

 

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