If you are a good husband or a good wife, I think you should read the following information before preparing to have a baby, especially if you are using Tramadol.
Does Tramadol affect sperm?
In human, there are no examinations which have particularly investigated whether Tramadol taken can have side effects on the sperm, however most specialists agree that it is very impossible, but we need to do more researches on the impacts of Tramadol use in men to prove that idea.
In mice, there is an experimental study on the effects of long-term treatment of Tramadol on sperm quality. The result said that:
- For short-term treatment, there are not any negative effects on fertility were observed for Tramadol at oral dose levels up to 50 mg/kg/day in both male and female mice.
- For long-term treatment (6 weeks), the study showed that sperm concentration, vitality and motility were decreases significantly. Microscopic examinations revealed that Tramadol also damaged the testicular tissues at weeks 3 and 6.
The above research concluded that long-term administration of Tramadol, or Tramadol abuse , can cause negative effects not only on sperm quality but testicular tissues also and these effects are dose dependent.
Finally, for safety reasons, if you are in long-term Tramadol treatment, you should stop using Tramadol for a few months before preparing to have a baby.
Although Tramadol seems to be harmless to men, It is not safe for your pregnant wife. Taking Tramadol in pregnancy can cause miscarriage. It can also cause your baby to be born with birth defects. It is always a good idea to ask your doctor before taking any medicines.