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Anti arthritis drugs and fertility

Do anti-arthritis drugs affect fertility?

* Sulphasalazine—sulphasalzine may decraese the sperm count and motility. However, this is reversible and the counts/ motility return to normal by 2 months. Sulphasalazine has not been shown to affect fertility in ladies.

* Methotrexate—Methotreaxte is not thought to significantly affect fertility in either sex.

* Leflunomide—Leflunomide is not thought to significantly affect fertility in either sex. However, it is not used in the reproductive age group due to its potential to affect the unborn baby.

* Hydroxychloroquine—Hydroxychloroquine is not thought to significantly affect fertility in either sex.


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Created on: April 2007
Last updated on: Feb 2015
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