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how long is alcohol in your system for a breathalyzer

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: Your doctor must have told you not to drink while you're taking flagyl. It's quite dangerous. And while you're on "Cipro", both alcohol and caffeine a ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Worse: You should not be taking alcohol while on such medication. Even without being on medication, alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever ... Read More
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Dr. Rafiq Harneker
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Yes: any alcohol will show up on a breathalyzer, that is why a blood test is used to corroborate
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Possibly but only: If a person was virtually alcohol poisoned, and had a lousy liver in addition. Alcohol is metabolized at levels of about 10 mg/% per hour, so a very d ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Carlson
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: If that is her daily routine, she may have trained her liver to quickly metabolize alcohol. But chances are that she will not pass this test.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Blistex: the alcohol in blister will evaporate relatively quickly once applied so it is doubtful it will cause a false positive breathalyzer
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Excreted by lungs: Many substances are excreted by the lungs, and alcohol is one of them. Many other volatile substances, such as ether and other anesthetics, are also ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
35 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Blood alcohol: Blood alcohol level is more accurate
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
None: Both are used to detect the amount of alcohol circulating in your body. The only difference is a breathalyzer does not require a blood sample and is ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood.

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