Will Celexa Affect Sperm Count And Motility In Men?

Question

Asked by david

Will Celexa Affect Sperm Count And Motility In Men?

my husband and I are trying to get pregnant and his semen analysis showed that his sperm count is low and motility is slow. He started on Celexa about 3 months ago. Can this affect the sperm count and motilty? I know it decreases the libido.

Answer

Hi there

I do think this is a question to ask your doctor.

However, I have found some news articles which say that this could be a possibility.

Here is one such article.

And here is yet another news article linking some antidepressants including Celexa with male infertility.

Your husband's low sperm count and low motility may have nothing to do with his usage of Celexa but there does seem to be evidence that this may be a possibility.

Do discuss this with your husband's doctor to see what the next course of action may be.

Thank you for your question.