While many women speak to their Rheumatologist before planning a pregnancy, the same also applies to men.
Can I continue my anti-arthritis drugs while planning to start a family?
Methotrexate: Men should stop methotrexate at least 1 month prior to planning pregnancy.
Sulphasalazine: sulphasalzine may decrease the sperm count & motility. However, this is reversible & the counts/ motility return to normal by 2 months.
Leflunomide: Men should stop leflunomide prior to planning pregnancy.