Can taking Sertraline (zoloft) cause a false negative pregnancy test?
Can taking an antidepressant like Sertraline, Commonly known as "zoloft" cause a false negative pregnancy test? I have every symptom that I am pregnant, It may be too early to tell. I got a blood test done from the doctor, it came out inconclusive. I have more HcG in me than a normal amount, however, not enough for the test to be positive. I have been taking sertraline, and i was just wondering if it can mess with HcG levels in early pregnancy?
- BrittneyLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
No, zoloft wont affect the pregnancy test. I have pregnant friends who take it currently, and their doctor say its totally safe; It has to be weaned off in the 3rd trimester for some (if the risks outweigh the benefits) so that the baby doesn't have side effects at term, but some women take it the whole time.Source(s): preggo nurse
- HeatherLv 44 years ago
No, a false negative could only be cause by the absence of the CGH hormone that the tests looks for. A false negative can be caused by the test not being strong enough to detect the amount of hormone, or the hormone levels being too low. A good trick is the more expensive the HPT, the more sensitive it is. However, check the back of the box to see what percentage it will pick up! Good Luck!
- VoyeurLv 410 years ago
It shouldn't affect the test.
But if you are pregant, like most prescription medications, Zoloft may have side effects that can be potentially serious, particularly to unborn children during their third trimester.Source(s): Pharmacy Technician.
- 10 years ago
Not sure, but I know I was taking it with my last baby that I recently miscarried. It took me a lot longer to get a positive then any of my other pregnancies ever did (like 4 weeks vs 2 weeks.) All I know is I also had gotten off of it and soon after lost the baby.