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Doctor insights on: Blood Alcohol Level Breathalyzer

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How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

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 whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more

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Can Valium increase blood alcohol level?

Can Valium increase blood alcohol level?

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 the danger. So you can definitely worsen the impairment especially with driving etc. The bac will not increase but the problems will including the possibility of death. Do not do this! ...Read more

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How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

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 can vary by state but for all states as of 2011 is 0.08% blood alcohol content as measured by a breath device, urinalysis or blood test. ...Read more

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How high does your blood alcohol level have to be to harm you?

How high does your blood alcohol level have to be to harm you?

Alcohol: Toxicity of alcohol is related to tolerance, learned by drinking rather than the blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more

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9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

What does "9" mean??: In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent). It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol level and blood alcohol concentration?

What is the difference between blood alcohol level and blood alcohol concentration?

No difference: They are the same thing. It's the percent concentration of alcohol (mass weight) per volume of blood. It can be measured as mg per ml or grams per deciliter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

They are similar: Breath alcohol levels relate to blood alcohol levels. They are used because of the problems of getting ready access to blood alcohol levels - which is the gold standard for predicting effects from alcohol. ...Read more

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What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

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 for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read more

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Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

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, eating when drinking can help with the sick feeling you may get. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and your ethanol level?

None - same thing: Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the chemical name for "beverage alcohol," to distinguish it from other alcohols, like wood alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). There is a slight difference between the blood alcohol level and the serum alcohol level (about 10%), but they are almost the same thing too. ...Read more

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Where is a blood alcohol level usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a blood alcohol level usually done? At a hospital?

Where labs are: A blood alcohol level is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arranged. This would include a doctor's office or clinic, lab, er, instant care, hospital, etc. Blood alcohol is usually checked in cases of car accidents, industrial accidents and where there is a question of impairment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

Likely none.: These terms appear to be interchangeable. There is a difference between blood alcohol content by mass and blood alcohol content by volume, since 1 ml blood equals 1.06 grams of blood. These measurements differ in this way in different parts of the world. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

Different sources: Blood alcohol level is measured from your blood, urine alcohol level is from a urine test. ...Read more

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For the experts - might Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) effect my blood alcohol level?

For the experts - might Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) effect my blood alcohol level?

No, not directly.: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can increase some digestive and metabolic processes, but it is not likely to have a significant effect on the blood alcohol level. Due to enhanced alertness, some may feel less impaired/sedated by the effects of alcohol, but this is illusionary -- excessive alcohol intake will be just as problematic. In fact, it may be worse since the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) may impart a sense of misplaced confidence. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants raise the blood alcohol level?

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 many celebrities. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a blood alcohol level?

What type of doctor can order a blood alcohol level?

Blood alcohol: Any licensed physician can order a blood alcohol level. Commonly one is ordered in an er in cases of motor vehicle accidents or unexplained loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can anemia affect the results of your blood alcohol level?

Can anemia affect the results of your blood alcohol level?

Depends on what: is being tested. If it is truly a "blood" alcohol level,, as opposed to a "serum" alcohol level, severe anemia may have an impact on the accuracy of the test, particularly if close to the legal limit (0.08 gms% or 80 mg%). If tested by breathalyzer, it corresponds more with the serum alcohol level which is more accurate, but about 10% off from the blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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Could an inhaler for asthma raise your blood alcohol level?

Could an inhaler for asthma raise your blood alcohol level?

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 that do have alcohol in them (Binaca) don't give a positive result 5 minutes after a spray. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) increase my blood alcohol level?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) increase my blood alcohol level?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Alcohol: Not aware of increase to BAL with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) use. BUT, one should either avoid alcohol use or use with caution when taking diphenhydramine as it could cause drowsiness or dizziness. ...Read more

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If you drink while you are on nortriptyline can it raise your blood alcohol level?

If you drink while you are on nortriptyline can it raise your blood alcohol level?

I can not provide a: Direct answer to your question. Per drugs.Com there is postential for interaction 'can alter the effects of nortriptyline and cause increased side effects. Call the doctor if you experience uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, and seizures.'. ...Read more

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Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

Tell me difference between bac (blood alcohol content) and bal (blood alcohol level)?

BAL: Blood alcohol level (BAL) = Blood alcohol content (BAC) = Blood ethanol concentration. BAL is used to identify alcohol intoxication. BAL measures alcohol concentration in blood using mass per volume. ...Read more

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