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Will Doxycycline hyclate enhance the sperm count?

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primetimegrape 12 Sep 2011

This answer was posted by an MD on a different website. Does not answer your question directly, I have been researching and not coming up with a direct answer, but based on what I am reading, I would say "no", but I am not a doctor. Anyway here is the response given about Doxycycline hyclate

Doxycycline won't cause any harm to the sperm. We recommend that pregnant women avoid it because it can cause staining of the teeth
Broken or knocked out tooth
Dental care - adult
Development of baby teeth
Development of permanent teeth
Plaque and tartar on teeth
Teething symptoms
Toothaches
Dental x-rays
Teething
of a developing fetus. But there are no adverse affects in men.

suzanne66 12 Sep 2011

The effect of doxycycline hyclate on human fertility is not known.
Fertility studies on animals have shown complications.

This from https://www.drugs.com/mmx/doxycycline-hyclate.html

"... Pregnancy/Reproduction
Fertility—
Adverse effects on fertility and reproductive performance were observed in both male and female Sprague-Dawley rats given oral doxycyline hyclate. {01} These effects included increased time required for mating to occur, reduced sperm motility, velocity, and concentration, abnormal sperm morphology, and increased preimplantation and postimplantation losses. {01} A range of doses of doxycycline hyclate was studied; the lowest dose tested was 50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg/day). {01} All doses studied resulted in reproductive toxicity, including the lowest dose, which resulted in a significant reduction in sperm velocity. {01} The 50 mg/kg/day dose is approximately ten times the recommended daily dose of doxycycline, when used as an enzyme inhibitor, for a 60-kg human. {01} . The effect of doxycycline hyclate on human fertility is not known{01}"

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