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Taking champix. Safe for wife to conceive?

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Is it safe for men to concieve while taking champix?
Posted Sat, 1 Dec 2012 in Getting Pregnant
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 30 minutes later
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Champix (Varenicline) is contraindicated in female during pregnancy and lactation.
But its effect on male is not clearly defined till now.
As per the available literature up to now champix will not affect the quality of the sperm.
It can affect the sexual desire and can cause mood changes to some extent.
As smoking can decrease sperm count and can affect the quality of sperm, quitting the smoking will definitely help in improving these parameters of semen.
So possibly you may not have any problem because of champix in fertility.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. If you are satisfied with all my answer, please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
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Follow-up: Taking champix. Safe for wife to conceive? 7 hours later
Thank you for your reply. Are you able to me with the available literature or point me in the right direction?
Do you have any info on where I can find this information?


 
 
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 16 hours later
Hi,

These are some articles related to Champix that may be useful to you.
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Wish you Good Health, If you are satisfied with my response please rate the answer after closing the discussion.
Take care.
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