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Does Concerta cause low sperm count?

So we got the preliminary results back of my husbands semen analysis today and his count was low reference range was 20-200million/mL he has 14 I don’t know how this will effect us but he is prescribed Concerta could this have caused a lower sperm count
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Low sperm count which would affect fertility (Partial or cause infertility) is less than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. No, Concerta has no such side effects. Let your husband stay away from addictions(cocaine, marijuana, Anabolic steroids) if any. Low sperm count can be treated with D-Aspartic acid supplements, multivitamins (C&D) with Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium, diet rich in protein, reduction of stress & anxiety, avoid lubricants while having sex, have sex when fertilization is possible. Both the partners need to get treated & stay connected with the treating doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Nupur K.
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