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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Vicodin Getting into Sperm or Ejaculate?

04/15/2010

Question:

I use vicodin and valium for a left and right inguinal hernia and migrating mesh from previous surgery. My girlfriend is pregnant. I am very worried that vicodin or valium is getting into my sperm or ejaculate fluid and being transferred to my pregnant girlfriend. How worried should I be?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. There is no risk of transmission of medications or drugs from you to your girlfriend during sexual intercourse, and no risk to the fetus.

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Response by:

Ted   Parran, MD Ted Parran, MD
Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University