Does taking celexa and gabapentin have side effect on male sperm?
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Does taking celexa and gabapentin have a side effect on males sperm?
Posted Sat, 14 Dec 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Praveen 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Celexa might cause sexual dysfunction Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for writing on XXXXXXX Few studies have shown that citalopram caused decrease in sperm motility and viability, suggesting a spermicidal action of these drugs(SSRIs). In addition, Celexa(Citalopram) might cause sexual dysfunction characterized by inability to develop or maintain an erection of penis, might decrease sexual thoughts and desire, decrease sexual drive and may delay orgasm.These are often seen not only with citalopram but also with other members in its class. There have not been any studies on the effect of gabapentin on the sperm count but has shown to decrease the number of sperms in few animal studies by reducing naturally occurring hormonal levels. Hope this answers your query. Keep us posted for further queries.