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Can antidepressants raise the blood alcohol level

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Antidepressant: No they will not raise the level but they can, along with many other drugs potentate the effects, leading to an inadvertent overdose as happens to so ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
No: There's no alcohol in an albuterol inhaler and even if there were there definitely wouldn't be enough to give a positive test. Even breath sprays tha ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol and meds: It may prove to stay in your system longer, but not raise the levels over all.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
It goes up the more: you drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
37 years experience Psychiatry
Same: They are 2 different names for the same value.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Same: Same.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man ( more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight ) not allowing ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Alcohol is metabolized by the liver. Eating will not speed up this metabolism so the blood alcohol level can't be manipulated in this way. However, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Now 0.8%.: This legal limit varies by country and is typically blood alcohol content limit for the operation of a vehicle. In the United States, the legal limit ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Alcohol: Toxicity of alcohol is related to tolerance, learned by drinking rather than the blood alcohol level.

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