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Can an antidepressant affect a pregnancy test

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Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: Not sure how it could.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: You can be just as pregnant on antidepressants as off them, and the test will be just as positive.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Being on the antidepressants may have nothing to do with your cycles. occasionally they will temporarily cause a disruption, but after 4 months I sus... Read More
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Hi LMichel, Seems that your periods are irregular as opposed to having stopped. Typically we get concerned if you haven't had them for 3 months or mor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effec... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of ei... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No, : If its positive it's not because of the steroid injection. Good luck, start on some Folic Acid at 1 mg or a prenatal vitamin. Get seen, throwing up ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
User error: The directions must be carefully followed in order for the test to be accurate, reliable and valid.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Usually not.: Most pregnancy tests are reliable when positive.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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No: Most medication will not affect home pregnancy tests. Only those that contain HCG will affect result.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Alcohol acts as a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to produce a false negative test result. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, abstain f... Read More

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