Paracetamol Popular painkiller could cause infertility in men

The research showed that it was harder for couples where the male had a high level of paracetamol in his urine to conceive

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Popular painkiller could cause infertility in men

(Daily Mail)
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According to new research, paracetamol the most popular painkiller in Nigeria could cause infertility in men.

The research which was carried out by the National Institutes of Health, showed it was harder for couples where the male had a high level of paracetamol in his urine, to conceive.

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But Dr Melissa Smarr of the United States (NIH’s) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, feels there’s no cause for worry.

At this point, our findings need to be corroborated by future research, and there is no cause for alarm,” she said.

She further said that the high levels of the drug found in the urine of some of the men who took part in the study, could not be from ingesting the painkillers alone.

The body is known to produce paracetamol as a byproduct when it breaks down aniline. (Aniline is a chemical which is used in the production of pesticides, rubber, and coloring agents for food).

Paracetamol which is popular worldwide, is a non-prescription drug often used as painkillers or to reduce fevers.