Nifedipine

Description: This drug is a widely used high blood pressure medication thought to have contraceptive effect in some men by blocking the calcium channels in sperm membranes. It impacts fertility without affecting a man's hormones.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Oral

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • nifedipine

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: North Shore University Hospital in New York

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Lead Optimization

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • There were plans to test the fertility of men attending a headache clinic, since nifedipine is also used for migraine treatment.

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