U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

how long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of alcohol, which cannot be recovered from. All alcohol, if consumed at all, should be done very moderately. Overuse is never okay.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
It can last forever: That is, if it kills you. Alcohol is a short-acting drug, but alcohol poisoning usually occurs at levels of alcohol of 300 mg% or more, often at levels of 500 mg% or more. This amount of alcohol will take 10-15 hours to metabolize. If that level, however, slows your breathing and eventually stops your heart and decreases oxygen in the brain, it can kill or lead to permanent brain and other damage.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 32-year-old member asked:

For how long does alcohol poisoning last?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
A few hours...: ...Or until death, whichever comes sooner.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What does "alcohol poisoning" mean - does it mean that the alcohol went bad?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: Alcohol "poisoning" refers to drinking so much alcohol (or enough alcohol too quickly) that the person becomes unconscious / unresponsive.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What can you do for someone that has alcohol poisoning and your waiting for the paramedics?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Stay with them: As you mentioned, calling for emergency help is first and most important thing to do. While waiting, stay with the person. Try to keep them upright in a sitting position. If they vomit, you do not want them to choke on it-that is probably the most important thing to do while waiting for help to arrive.
Dr. Donald Vierling
Wound Care 46 years experience
Also, try to keep them awake and active, talking.
Feb 2, 2012
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I know if my friend just suffered from alcohol poisoning?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Alcohol poisoning: Search the web "alcohol poisoning" then ask if not resolved. Beer beyond body capacity to digest in one occasion kill. Some people are resilient and can absorb a lot without results till late. Mental consequences are disastrous to self and family and loved ones. It is deadly inherited and younger generations suffer much more than the gen=schizophrenia, bipolar, autism, adhd, severe disabling anxi.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What're the symptoms of alcohol poisoning and exsanguination?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Completely different: Alcohol poisoning can cause respiratory depression and can lead to death. Exsanguination is really something all together different and means bleeding out, or bleeding to death.

Related questions

A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 26, 2018

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.