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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Alcohol Stay Positive On A Breathalyzer Test

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How does the alcohol in your blood get into your exhaled breath when a cop tests you with a breathalyzer?

How does the alcohol in your blood get into your exhaled breath when a cop tests you with a breathalyzer?

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 excreted in breath. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the alcohol blood test and the breathalyzer?

What is the difference between the alcohol blood test and the breathalyzer?

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 a lot faster. ...Read more

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Does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

Does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood. ...Read more

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I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

The average person: Metabolizes 1 standard drink per hour. It the drink is larger or stronger than usual more time would be required. You mat want to allow at least 4 hours to get to 0. ...Read more

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Can flagyl and/or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

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 are best avoided. They won't actually raise the level. If you failed a breathalyzer, you need both a good lawyer and an eagerness to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

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, stay away from it. You may consult this site for the specific issue of flagyl and alcohol: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-7644/flagyl-oral/details/list-interaction-details/dmid-1361/dmtitle-metronidazole-tinidazole-ethyl-alcohol/intrtype-drug
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Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?

Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Should not effect blood alcohol content. There aren't drug interactions btwn Lipitor (atorvastatin) & alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible for alcohol to be detected through a breathalyzer after 29 hours?

Is it possible for alcohol to be detected through a breathalyzer after 29 hours?

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 drunk naive drinker might be at 250 mg% when they pass out, it could take 25+ hours to metabolize it all. However, naive drinkers usually pass out below 200 mg%, and experienced drinkers metabolize alcohol faster, so it's an unlikely event. ...Read more

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A friend of mine drank about 7 1/2 shots of alcohol from 6pm until 9pm. She needs to take a breathalyzer at 8am. Will she pass? She is about 135lbs a

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. ...Read more

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Since cirrhosis slows down the metabolism of alcohol, if alcohol was consumed would the breathalyzer reading be higher Than a "normal" person?

Since cirrhosis slows down the metabolism of alcohol, if alcohol was consumed would the breathalyzer reading be higher Than a "normal" person?

Possibly: Since alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, when the liver malfunctions because of cirrhosis this may result in higher blood alcohol levels than in people with normal livers. ...Read more

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I drank 8 beers and need to take a Breathalyzer in 24. will it detect any alcohol? I weigh 160lbs and drink beer regualry

I drank 8 beers and need to take a Breathalyzer in 24. will it detect any alcohol? I weigh 160lbs and drink beer regualry

You'll be fine: That's a lot of beer, though. You could probably get happy with a lot less, or maybe even just the good company. If you look at studies of how guys do with alcohol, if you have five or more drinks at one setting more than twice a month, you're headed for unhappiness. I'm glad you're still trim, and I'm thinking maybe you'd actually have more fun in the gym than the tavern. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause a high reading on a breathalyzer when no alcohol is involved in a confirmed alcoholic. Reading around. 36 or. 38.

Draw blood: If I knew I was alcohol-free and the police told me that i'd "blown". 36, i'd demand a blood draw for confirmation. You need a lawyer rather than a physician. I'm very glad you're committed to being sober. Be brave, surround yourself with good friends, and we'll get through this. ...Read more

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Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

It could: Significant anemia can alter the partition coefficient of alcohol, which is more soluble in water than in the red cell component of blood, so if there is more water present - as in anemia - there can be a higher measured level of alcohol than actually may be present. This is usually fairly minor, so if you are talking about a DUI, it might mean a 10% difference or so. If you are anemic, DON'T DRINK ...Read more

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Can you clarify why some people take longer to get alcohol out of system, such as etg test? Why do some people test positive up to 80 hours?

Can you clarify why some people take longer to get alcohol out of system, such as etg test? Why do some people test positive up to 80 hours?

Genetics: We all have differences from each other due to genetics, including gender and nutrition. The rates at which various chemicals, including alcohol, are metabolized, vary among people and explains how long after the last drink etg may be detectable.
Alcohol is a poison and you should abstain.
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