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Forum > Chemotherapy: Paternal
Paternal use of Methotrexate

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Date: 2003-06-30

Question:
My husband goes to the doctor once a week for a methotrexate shot of 15mg. If I was to become pregnant while he is on methotrexate, will it have an effect on my developing baby and if so what would the effects be?

Answer:
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only

Presently there is no evidence that this dose causes harm to human embryos. However, it may decrease sperm count and function.

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