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Male Fertility Drugs

on Sep 07, 2012

by Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

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Male Fertility Drugs

Find out the top male fertility drugs prescribed by doctors to help boost male fertility, by increasing testosterone levels, improving sperm count and sperm motility.

Fertility medication for men is used to increase semen quality, semen count and semen motility, and to treat male hormonal imbalances, such as those related to the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland. Prior to a specific diagnosis, a thorough medical examination and semen analysis is required in order to determine the cause of impaired male fertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is not unusual for the fertility expert to prescribe for semen production the same drugs that are prescribed to stimulate ovulation. For men, fertility medication is mostly used in situations where the main cause of impaired male fertility is triggered by a hormonal imbalance. The 3 most effective male fertility drugs are the following:

Antiestrogen drugs

Antiestrogen drugs such as Clomiphene citrate (Clomid) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, used in the treatment of secondary male hypogonadism, designating decreased testicular function; it is preferred to testosterone injections due to its affordability and convenience (one pill per day for 3 months). This medication is the most common fertility drug for women too. By stimulating the production of the luteinizing hormone and the follicle-stimulating hormone, it increases the production of testosterone and semen and thus enhances the chances of conceiving.

Human menopausal gonadotropin

Human menopausal gonadotropin is another common treatment for adjusting abnormal hormonal levels in men. It is usually combined with human chorionic gonadotropin injections for better results. It works by stimulating the production of testosterone – the male hormone responsible for semen production – and by improving conditions like low sperm count.

Testosterone

Testosterone pills, injections or gel – these synthetic hormones work by replenishing the low level of natural testosterone. The preferred form is the gel or patch, which provide an optimum hormone level and are safer than the pill form, having fewer side effects.

Other prescribed drugs

Other useful prescribed medications for male fertility problems include: bromocriptine, which corrects the excessive level of prolactin in men, antibiotics and antifungal drugs, for infections and fungi of the reproductive system, and drugs for erectile dysfunctions and premature ejaculation, depending on the underlying problem.

While male fertility drugs are not as effective on enhancing the chances to conceive as female fertility drugs, they need to be taken into consideration as well, depending on the specific problem the man has. For instance, the medical condition called retrograde ejaculation can benefit from a non-hormonal treatment called imipramine, which reverts the abnormal ejaculation of the sperm from the bladder back to the penis.

Boosting male fertility can also be achieved with the aid of vitamin and mineral supplementation, in particular vitamin E and C, zinc and selenium and with amino-acid supplements like L-Carnitine and L-arginine. Natural non-prescription herbal remedies should also be considered, such as maca root and dong quai extracts.

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Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G4PKKFZ2M4JNW6SOGOZ34YQMC4 Mubeen Md

    mam, am an un married guy am facing a pblm while am interacting usually wit girls. the semen passes away in a droplets form wat r the remedies should be taken tell me name of drug

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000770834496 Steven Cody

    I was diagnosed with low sperm motility( lazy swimmers). They swim in circles. I want children as I am getting married next year. My fiance is much younger than me. Is there some sort of medication available? Microinjection feels too un-natural, and I would like to conceive naturally.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    There may be a variety of natural methods that you can use to increase your chances of conception with low sperm motility. Such supplements may, for example, include a variety of vitamins and minerals that are thought to increase sperm motility, or to increase your chances of conception in general. These include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Senenium, and Zinc Arginine. In addition, many men have tried supplements featuring L-carinitine, a protein that is known to help sperm process the energy that it needs to make the journey during the conception process. There are also herbal supplements available that may also increase your chances of conception with low sperm motility. It is highly recommended to seek advice from your physician to help determine which supplements or medication would best help you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ema.wahome Ema Cate Wahome

    my boyfriend has low sperm count we have one child and have been trying for a second for yrs with fail please help

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    It is best recommended that you and your partner visit your healthcare provider so he can run further tests and for you to discuss and explore your options for treatment to boost your chances of conceiving.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GQ4ZOTHD3ACYJQKKUH5TVLIXT4 waqar

    please prescribe the medicine for me as my semens analyses is
    Quantity 5.00 ml,color greyish white,Liquefaction <30 minutes,Ph Alkaline, Sperm Count 80,
    Aciively Motile 25%,Sluggishly Motile 10%, Non motile 65%, Abnormal forms 20%, Pus cell 0-2,
    Red Blood cell Nill,Others Nill

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    Treatments for a low sperm analysis are: surgery, treating infections like antibiotics, hormone treatments and medications (hormone replacement or medications may be prescribed to change hormone levels. It can take between three and six months before you’ll notice any effects on your semen analysis), assisted reproductive technology (ART) – treatments involve obtaining sperm through normal ejaculation or surgical extraction. The sperm is then inserted into the female genital tract, or used for in vitro fertilization. Sometimes male fertility problems can’t be treated, and it’s impossible for a man to father a child. If this is the case, you and your partner can consider either using sperm from a donor or adopting a child.

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  • frogger3240

    question my husband is taking testosterone cypionate 2000 mg 10ml he feels better being on it but its messing with sperm count and mobility do you feel that taking maca can help even if he is still taking the testosterone injections thanks for any help.

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  • Pati

    Hi! I have 2 daughters and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for yrs, but no luck I already went to my Obgyn and everything is fine with me so I’m thinking is my husband sperm is low.. I need help.. Thank you

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  • Amo

    (1) i used to experience hot sensation on my testicle,please what is the remedy.?(2)What best drug can a man use to boost his infertility ?

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  • babywanted

    My fiance has no children I have two children that are not his.We lost triplets three years ago since then he had a testicular torsion, it couldn’t be saved. Now he only has one functional testicle. We can’t seem to get pregnate. He took a home sperm test it said he has low motility. Whatever advice you can give us on helping us get pregnate would be wonderful.

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