Can Bactrim Decrease Fertility or Reproductive Performance?

Jay Motola Health Pro
  • Dear Dr. Motola,


    Is it ok to continue to try and conceive if I have a prostate infection and am taking Bactrim?


    No adverse effects on fertility or reproductive perfomance have been linked with the use of Bactrim.

    Avodart (dutasteride) is a drug that could have an adverse effect on a developing fetus, and women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should not come into contact with this drug. The clinical significance of this drug on a patient's fertility is not known.


    Flomax has not been associated with any adverse fetal effects; however, if it does cause retrograde ejaculation, then problems with conception may occur.

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Published On: August 01, 2008