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Fertility Issues with Methadone

Patient: I am a 25 year old female and i take methadone daily it is prseribed to me and i just want to no that does it affect ferttilty? thanks

 

 

Doctor: Methadone hydrochloride is a synthetic opioid analgesic that is indicated for the treatment of dependence on opioid drug s. Though studies in men have shown that methadone reduces serum testosterone and markedly depresses the ejaculate volume and sperm motility, methadone does not appear to impair human female fertility.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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