Hello, I am a 41yo male. My Dr. has suggested Plaquenil for RA. We are planning on having a child and are concerned about a any bad effects from this drug on a child. Thanks for your time
Bj101, Although it is usually the female that has to be concerned about any and all drugs taken during and before a pregnancy, men need to be concerned about the effects of any medication effecting their sperm. There are too many drugs to list that have warnings about just this thing, so I would suggest you research this drug. Ask your doctor, talk with a pharmacist, and your future wife's OB/GYN especially. Doctors don't always offer information concerning these matters. So it is in your best interest to be your own advocate. The insert information you receive with your prescription should have a phone number on it of the manufactor. But because they want you to buy their product, they don't always tell you any negative, side effects. Look the drug up on this site also. They are here to give you the correct and updated information. When planning to have children, it's always best to get as much information as possible about any meds you are taking. It's wonderful that you are planning to be a dad. I wish you all the best with being a future DAD!!! How exciting it is to be a first time parent. My own son is planning to have a child and he has been taking a drug for facial acne. It may sound harmless, but it most definitely is not! The drug he takes has a huge warning about both a male and female taking the drug when planning to be pregnant. It cause all kinds of deformities even if taken before pregnant. They suggest stopping the meds 3-6months before getting pregnant. That, along with the other suggestions, would be my best guess. Good Luck with your new venture. I wish you all the best with your new family. NIK
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