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Quetiapine - DOES QUENTAPINE EFFECT A MANS SPERM COUNT?

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masso 19 Oct 2013

I have been taking seroquel which is the brand name of quetiapine ( i am sure you know that) for a very long time and I have never come across such side effect.

Medical causes
Low sperm count can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments. Some of these include:

Varicocele. A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) is a swelling of the veins that drain the testicle. It's a common cause of male infertility. This may prevent normal cooling of the testicle, leading to reduced sperm count and fewer moving sperm.

Infection. Some infections can interfere with sperm production and sperm health or can cause scarring that blocks the passage of sperm. These include some sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia and gonorrhea; inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis); inflamed testicles due to mumps (mumps orchitis); and other infections of the urinary tract or reproductive organs.

Tempo8 7 Jun 2018
WildcatVet 7 Jun 2018

"Antipsychotics can cause a raising of the body's level of a hormone called prolactin. In women, this can lead to an increase in breast size and irregular periods. In men, it can lead to impotence, oligospermia, and azoospermia. Most of the typical antipsychotic drugs, risperidone (Risperdal) and amisulpride have the worst effect."
"In general, second-generation atypical antipsychotics produce lower increases in prolactin than conventional agents. Some agents, including olanzapine (Zyprexa), QUETIAPINE (SEROQUEL), ziprasidone (Geodon) and clozapine (Clozaril) have been shown to produce NO SIGNIFICANT OR SUSTAINED INCREASE IN PROLACTIN IN ADULT PATIENTS."

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