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Some antidepressants may damage sperm

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Small study suggests common drugs could impair male fertilityupdated 2:42 p.m. ET, Wed., Sept. 24, 2008 LONDON – Common antidepressant drugs may reduce some men’s fertility by damaging the DNA in their sperm, according to scientists. A study of 35 healthy men given paroxetine – sold as Paxil or Seroxat by GlaxoSmithKline – found that, on average, the proportion of sperm cells with fragmented DNA rose from 13.8 percent before treatment to 30.3 percent after just four weeks. Similar levels of sperm DNA damage have been linked to problems with embryo viability in couples...

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