Can Anything Affect Home Pregnancy Test Results?

October 11, 2017

The simple answer…yes.

If you take medicine with the pregnancy hormone hCG as an active ingredient, you may get a false-positive test result. A false positive is when a test says you are pregnant when you are not. Some examples of medicines with hCG include certain medicines for infertility. If you are taking medicine to help you get pregnant, you may want to see your doctor for a pregnancy test.

Most medicines should not affect the results of a home pregnancy test. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medicines such as birth control and antibiotics. Also, alcohol and illegal drugs do not affect pregnancy test results.

Should you have concerns you are pregnant, please schedule an appointment to come into Prestonwood Pregnancy Center for your free pregnancy test and to talk through any possible concerns with a nurse that you may have that might affect the results.


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