Friday (17/12/2010) there are several medicine that are known to affect ovulation or fertility of women, namely:
NSAIDs (non-sterodial anti-inflammatories) used to treat conditions such as arthritis or rheumatism. This type include ibuprofen which are sold freely, although the dose was lower than that contained in NSAIDs.
2. Immunosupresan medicine and steroid
Immunosupresan Medicine and steroids (like cortisone and prednisone) used to treat conditions such as asthma and lupus, but make irregular menstrual cycle so it is difficult to conceive. These drugs are often prescribed together and prevent the pituitary gland to produce follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH) is sufficient, even though both of these hormones influence the occurrence of normal ovulation.
3. Medicine for blood pressure control and target the central nervous system
Some medicine used to control blood pressure can increase the levels of the hormone prolactin, which interfere with ovulation. While nearly all medicine that target the central nervous system such as tranquilisers or medicine to prevent seizures can also affect prolactin and production capabilities pituitar gland to trigger ovulation.
4. Medicine to the thyroid
Thyroid medication can affect ovulation if too much or too little is consumed. This is because most thyroid disorders can cause ovulation disorders like a difficult pregnancy or risk of complications during pregnancy.
Long-term use of antibiotics can reduce the number of sperm and semen quality, such as sulphasalazine is used to treat colitis and cimetidine antihistamines. Most of these problems can be back to normal about 3 months after stopping the drug consumed.
If you had been planning to have children, you should consult each medicine consumed. If it is known to affect fertility, ask for other alternatives or ways to balance the fertility problem.
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