Doctors Lounge - Pharmacy Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Pharmacy Answers List

Forum Name: Pharmacy & Drug Topics

Question: antibiotics for acne and infertility related?

 Golaab - Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:32 pm


weird question, but I think I heard it from a herbal specialist once... He was either speakig of accutane or antibiotics (prescribed for acne) in general. I don't remember which, but if it was the latter, I wanted to know if drugs like tetracyclin, erythromycin, doxyclicin, etc increase the chance of infertility?

 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:34 pm

User avatar No not to anyones knowledge. Antibiotics (Doxycycline, Tetracycline) – prescribed to each partner during an IVF (invitro fertilization) cycle, to control bacteria that may affect implantation in the female and sperm quality in the male during treatment of infertility.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us