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can taking alcohol with prescription drugs increase blood alcohol levels

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Sedatives have additive effects & lead to more intoxication.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
DANGEROUS MIX!!: The blood alcohol level will not increase with the combination of alcohol and valium but the sedative effects of each will increase and therein lies t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Valium & Alcohol: Even if BAL does not increase with use of valium you should AVOID using Valium (diazepam) with alcohol. It can increase effects such as impaired judg ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: An empty stomach (from less appetite from the med) with alcohol in it might "blow" a slightly higher score on breathalyzer--but not by much.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not aware that it: would ^ BAL BUT avoid use of phentermine with alcohol due to ^'ed risk of dizziness, ^ heart rate, blood pressure changes, chest pain, drowsiness or p ... Read More
A 41-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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
A 42-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Shouldn't: No, it shouldn't if you're taking the tabs/caps. If you're taking the liquid, check the ingredient list, but i'm almost certain it does not have any ... Read More
A 40-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on how: Much you had to drink (& other variables). The median rate of bac is a drop of 15 milligrams per cent per hour. You will need to do the math.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
PEth: PEth is a mid- to long-term biomarker measurable after consumption of approximately 200 grams of alcohol. An individual consuming 1 drink per day for ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Body size and fat: Bigger, leaner folks will get less of a ride for the amount of alcohol ingested. Gender is incidental and not itself a factor

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