Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

124 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Take cipralex and also clonazepam to wean off fentynal. Does these medicine effect fertility?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 3614 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 7 Dec 2013 in General Health
Question: I take .5 clonazepam in the evenings to help me sleep. Sometimes two of them. I also tale a 10mg cipralex In the morning. My wife (age 25) and myself (age 28). Both healthy, I am the only one on meds. The reason for the cipralex and benzo is because I was addicted to a high dose of fentynal and couldn't get happy enough to clean up. I'm clean now for two months and we are curious if the meds I'm on or perhaps the drugs I used to take could effect the fertility or the sperm DNA quality?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Clonazepam/Ciprolex/Trauma to back are criminals Detailed Answer: Hello there! BZDs ( clonazepam) can affect fertility as they cause impotence in upto 5 percent people and decreases sexual drive Libido too. So does the Escitalopram it decreases libido in 8 to 10 % of oleo and result in ejaculation disorders in upto 15 % people. So see your psychiatrist too and consult this issue with them. I am sure they will come up with a replacement plan or some other thing which will be best in your interest. If you need my advise stop these sleep aids and find a better way to sleep. Use bed time book reading proper routine avoid stimulants like caffeine nicotine etc after afternoons and make healthy life style modifications and exercise regularly and see the magic of all that return which you are missing. Besides that I am also worried if the trauma you had following car accident may affect fertility. If you have fertility issues and want to conceive, I would strongly recommend to see the fertility clinics and they will sort out the cause for you while investigating you both for it. Hope you got what you wanted. If you have any more queries, please feel free to ask, other wise kindly close the discussion and rate the answer as per your experience. I wish you very good luck and take some special care of yourself and i pray that you conceive soon, Regards Dr S Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Escitalopram oxalate

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr, I am a 34 year old married man with a 4 year kid and a successful professional career. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and my condition was relatively severe during XXXXXXX 2016 period. There has been some improvement...

doctor1 MD

I have been wearing a fitbit for about 3years and according to it, I don't get more than 4 hours of sleep a night. As a RN myself, I am skeptical, however the restlessness that it logs is astounding. My family has witnessed my tossing and turning...

doctor1 MD

Hello - I have been taking Escitalopram Oxalate 10 mg & Trazadone Hcl 50 mg for several years for sleeplesness, and want to wean myself off of them. I have read recently of their long-term negative effects. How can I safely stop taking them?

doctor1 MD

HI, I have been taking: Escitalopram oxalate 10 mg in the morning and trazo-done 50mg (but I break them in half) at night. After 7 weeks my doctor prescribed Bupropion hydrochloride extended-release (XL) 150 mg to take in the morning. I took Bupropion 2 day in a row then stopped, because I injured my ankle and was given a 2 week supply of Hydroco/acetaminop 325mg (which I also only take half every 6 hours). I m a little (a lot) concerned about the interactions between all the drugs. what should I take or not take? Also, I m a moderate social drinker. Should I not drink while taking any of these medications. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir I am 37 years old and I have depression for last 10 years.And nerves of my head get stressed.Currently I am taking following medecines- 1. Tab. Duzela -30 mg ( Containing Duloxetine Hydrochloride) one in the morning and one in night 2 tab.Lithosun- SR ( Lithium Carbonate-400 mg) one in the morning and one in night 3 Tab. Mirtaz -15 ( mirtazapine -15 mg) one in the night 4.Tab. Lametec -50 mg ( lamotrigine-50 mg) one in morning and one in night 5 Tab. Cipralex-10 ( containing- Escitalopram Oxalate -10 mg) one tab in the morning Pl. suggest me

doctor1 MD

Hi, Im taking lexapro,concerta and I just started abilify.. I do not want to take lexapro anymore,because of the fact I have no sex drive. can I just take concerta and abilify? concerta hepls me the most with focus ,energy and mood, not sur about abilify yet. just started it. I want to give it time to work.

doctor1 MD

hi ......iam 22 year old.....and from two year iam suffering from headache and then i consult with neurophysician....and according to him i have a disease by name... type a personality panic attack (brilliant student) and he give me just single tablet cipralex ...for 3 month.......and now iam feeling well but again little bit feeling same condition.......please give me some idea ehat should i do