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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: medications that cause false-positive pregnancy test?

 magickcat79 - Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:35 pm

i was wondering if any of the medications that i am on could cause false-positive pregnancy test?
i was inpatient at a hospital at the end of may, and they did a pregnancy test (without telling or asking me) and it came back "5.6" whatever that means... they said they had to wait 48 hours and do it again, which they did and found that as i told them in the first place I AM NOT PREGNANT! i asked if anything i am/was on could cause a false positive, but got no answer.
here is a list of what i was on at the time i came back positive:

lantus and humalog insulins
percocet (for a few days)
albuterol (prn)
flovent (prn)

would appreciate input!
 DeLWolcott - Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:42 pm

Fertility drugs are the only medications that can cause false positives.

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