Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Proton-pump inhibitors PPIs are among the most widely used drugs worldwide. PPI use has recently been linked to adverse changes in semen quality in healthy men; however, the effects of PPI use on semen parameters remain largely unknown specifically in cases with male factor infertility.
Do proton pump inhibitors harm to semen? Hyderabad Sindh based study
Proton-pump inhibitor use does not affect semen quality in subfertile men
Unjustified use of PPI is increasing. One concern of their use is spermatogenesis and male fertility. Objective: To observe the detrimental effects of proton pump inhibitors on various parameters of semen of younger individuals of Hyderabad sindh Pakistan. Methodology: patients were selected as per inclusion criteria.
NHS precribed heartburn medicins could be making men infertile
Research has found men in their 20s and 30s who took medicines such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Zanprol for more than six months were three times more likely to have low sperm counts. Millions of young men could be left infertile due to the heartburn drugs they have been prescribed, it was claimed yesterday SUN. Last year, in England alone, there were 55million prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors PPIs — drugs that reduce the amount of acid made in the stomach that causes heartburn. The study, by specialists at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, concluded the drugs may be altering conditions in the gut, causing a deficiency in Vitamin B — vital for the formation of healthy sperm. If you take them for a few days for indigestion, your body can adapt to them.
For many sufferers of heartburn, medications like Prilosec are a popular choice to relieve symptoms. However, recent studies found this class of drugs more dangerous than previously thought. A new study from the United Kingdom found medications like Prilosec can affect fertility in men. Heartburn medications like Prilosec and Nexium belong to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors PPIs.