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Effect of fluoxetine in pregnancy test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can taking fluoxetine effect the results of a pregnancy test? Maybe a false positive
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   No , the drug has no such effects
User :   i have just been dx with bp 1 with rapid cycles so am taking a number of drugs could any effect the test
Doctor :   No , no drug will affect the HCG in your blood and urine if you pregnant
User :   do i need to stop taking my meds
Doctor :   No , not unless there is any contraindications
User :   o i don't know wot does that mean
Doctor :   i mean unless there are some strict restrictions ( made by the doctor prescribed ) for taking the drugs do not stop
Doctor :   May i know the drugs names you are on ?
User :   only fluoxetine and sleepling pills as still waiting on full meds
Doctor :   you can continue them as they no effect on the test
User :   wot about baby
Doctor :   the sleeping pills may be harmful
Doctor :   but not too serious
User :   wot harm cud have already been done?
Doctor :   fluoxetine akso has recorded effects on the baby if taken in first three months of the pregnancy
Doctor :   developmental anamolies
User :   such as
Doctor :   specially defects in brain development
User :   o
Doctor :   very rarely miscarriage is a chance,
Doctor :   the drug has no effect on the test but does have on pregnancy
User :   so if i continue it cud cause a misscarriage?
Doctor :   yes, as i said its rare , but a possibility
Doctor :   once if you are positive for the pregnancy it would be better to stop theses drugs
User :   they were the on;y thing keeping my feet on the ground wot do i do now
User :   i have had episodes and they scare me
Doctor :   there are alternatives , ask your doctor
User :   now i feel like my whole world is falling apart i'm scared
User :   my partner left cos of my bp i have 3 small children and am already stuggling to cope
Doctor :   do not worry, as i said once you get the test positive get the drugs changes on to substitutes , there are other which can serve the purpose
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