How High Doses of Ibuprofen May Impact Male Infertility

10 January, 2018, 01:46 | Author: Inez Murphy
  • How High Doses of Ibuprofen May Impact Male Infertility

The study - conducted by a team of researchers in Denmark and France - was placebo-controlled and recruited 31 healthy white males between the ages 18 and 35 years. And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility, erectile dysfunction, muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. The treatment group received 2 doses of ibuprofen 600mg daily for 2 weeks before and 30 days after a single exercise season.

A new study suggests that some men who regularly take the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen could be doing serious damage to their testicles, or at least the stuff stored inside them, CNN reported Tuesday.

Before you go raid your medicine cabinet, Advil and Motrin are two brand names for ibuprofen.

"The effects were very mild even after six weeks of regular consumption of ibuprofen, which is longer than is usually recommended in practice, so this data should not concern men who occasionally take ibuprofen for pain relief", added Imperial College London senior clinical lecturer in endocrinology Ali Abbara.

Researchers told CNN that, while these effects were reversible, they were unsure of whether there were long-term health effects associated with the prolonged use of ibuprofen.

"These compounds are good painkillers, but a certain amount of people in society use them without thinking of them as proper medicines", David Møbjerg Kristensen at the University of Copenhagen told the newspaper.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is a trade group that represents manufacturers of over-the-counter medications and supplements.

The finding comes after repeated warnings from other researchers that ibuprofen can raise the risk of heart attacks in the general population and cause medical problems for pregnant women and their babies, including a more than doubling of the risk of miscarriage.

Results showed that ibuprofen use led to an elevation of luteinizing hormone (LH) and a decreased testosterone/LH ratio, which is routinely used as a marker of testicular Leydig cell function. This is because the pituitary gland at the base of the brain had ramped up levels of another hormone that drives the production of extra testosterone.

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