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Doctor insights on: Vodka Alcohol Volume

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Could 1 litre of vodka 40% alcohol volume be lethal for an average size man?

Could 1 litre of vodka 40% alcohol volume be lethal for an average size man?

It could: Depending on how quickly you drink it. Every fall, there are unfortunately deaths, usually in high school or college age kids involved in fraternity/sorority initiations who chug even smaller amounts (a pint or even half pint), but drink it so quickly that blood alcohol levels go up very fast, resulting in respiratory depression, coma and death. Depends on your tolerance and health. Get help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 1 litre of vodka 40% alcohol volume to be lethal for an average size man?

Is it possible for 1 litre of vodka 40% alcohol volume to be lethal for an average size man?

Yes: If that person were alcohol naive, or if it were consumed very rapidly, or if there were other sedating cns-acting drugs on board, yes. Every fall during the unfortunate 'hazing' season at fraternties/sororoties many young people die of significantly less alcohol that that, because it is rapidly "chugged.'" most people fall asleep or throw up before alcohol will reach that toxic a level. ...Read more

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Is alcohol such as gin or vodka considered a clear liquid?

Is alcohol such as gin or vodka considered a clear liquid?

Hmmm.....: If a doctor recommends clear liquids because some one has the stomach flu or is dehydrated then the answer would be a resounding no, they are not. Otherwise i may not be "clear" on your question because by appearence alone they are clear? ...Read more

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My roommate thinks she is allergic to the histamines in alcohols like tequilla and vodka. Is this possible?

My roommate thinks she is allergic to the histamines in alcohols like tequilla and vodka. Is this possible?

Alcohol Allergy: Alcohol is a spontaneous mast cell degranulator. Your friend is probably not allergic, rather just has a side effect from ingestion of alcohol. Is it that she is drinking too much and then the reaction happens or is it with the first sip? Does it happen with all alcohols? Does it happen with different brands of vodka or tequila? ...Read more

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Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Not good or bad: What's the legal drinking age in your part of canada? It's not good or bad to mix alcohol w/soda, but the carbonation gets the alcohol into your blood stream more quickly and can lead to more rapid intoxication? Be careful and don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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I drank 3/4 a bottle of vodka on Saturday and took a drug and alcohol test Tuesday at 6pm. Will it come back clean?

I drank 3/4 a bottle of vodka on Saturday and took a drug and alcohol test Tuesday at 6pm. Will it come back clean?

Yes and no: the alcohol level in plasma could be 0 by then , that is if you are healthy, a good metabolizer and drink plenty of water. however there are other biomarkers that would reveal a recent acute intoxication , liver enzimes like SGOT, that would be high. ...Read more

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I drank vodka shot 32% alcohol. Will I get alcohol poisioning ? I'm a regular drinker. Not alcoholic

I drank vodka shot 32% alcohol. Will I get alcohol poisioning ? I'm a regular drinker.  Not alcoholic

Vodka shot: This shot of vodka can definitely impair you and can harm. Given that you are a regular drinker, your liver may clear the ethanol faster. A person who is small can indeed be harmed. Friendly advice, now that you have tried, commit to abstain -- be an example and model to friends. Say no more - you protect and preserve yourself / and you truly may save a friend or acquaintence. Do good. ...Read more

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I would like rubbing alcohol to do a newspaper design on my nails but I have none so can I use normal alcohol like vodka or something?

I would like rubbing alcohol to do a newspaper design on my nails but I have none so can I use normal alcohol like vodka or something?

I have no idea: I really think you need to direct this question to a cosmetologist or someone into crafts, rather than a physician who deals with people drinking alcohol, and not decorating with it. Isopropyl alcohol is pretty easy to come by, particularly in boston. Any pharmacy or supermarket will have it on the shelves. Do you want your nails to smell like vodka? ...Read more

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If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

If you drank alcohol (vodka) but hoursayer you feel nauseous.. does that mean you had alcohol poisoning?

No: The stuff will make you sick to your stomach if you drink more than a little bit. You're almost an adult. Please be careful with that stuff. Drink very little if any. ...Read more

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If i had 3 cups of vodka straight, how long will it take to leave my system? Will it show up in a blood alcohol test?

24-48 hours & YES!: 3 cups of vodka is about 24 shots - or 24 drinks and it takes roughly 1-2 hours for a drink to clear the averge persons body or longer for females. 3 cups of vodka at one time would most likely kill you or at least take you to the hospital with alcohol poisining & a pumping of your stomach. Don't do it! ...Read more

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Pain after alcohol in heart after drinking half a bottle of vodka pain persist after 2 days can i recover fully from it?

1/2 bottle Vodka: Looks like you have already recovered. However, you would be very stupid to carry on with this behavior. One drink is fine but 1/2 bottle is crazy! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if took chylmedia tablets 5 hours ago? if not when can I? I only want like 3 drinks of vodka but want to be sure first?

Can I drink alcohol if took chylmedia tablets 5 hours ago? if not when can I? I only want like 3 drinks of vodka but want to be sure first?

No: Depending on what medication you took alcohol can either lower the effectiveness or make you violently ill and vomit. You should have received instructions with the medication on how to take it and what to avoid. The safest bet is to not drink alcohol while on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Being 18, three times I drank alcohol (vodka - around 5-6 shots) while taking such medicines like: Setalfot & Alpragen. Could it damage my brain?

Being 18, three times I drank alcohol (vodka - around 5-6 shots) while taking such medicines like: Setalfot & Alpragen. Could it damage my brain?

Alcohol: can damage brain/liver/life even w/out mixing it w/medication. It raises the probability of harm w/medication. Please do not take alcohol w/medication and drink moderately if you drink. Peace and good health. See the work of Daniel Amen, MD. Here's a link.
http://www.amenclinics.com/healthy-vs-unhealthy/alcohol-drug-abuse/ ...Read more

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At A work event I took sips of friends vodka and whiskey drinks, now I'm worried about meningitis. Is this a valid concern? Would Alcohol sanatize?

At A work event I took sips of friends vodka and whiskey drinks, now I'm worried about meningitis. Is this a valid concern? Would Alcohol sanatize?

Meningiococcemia : Yes it is a concern if that person has known meningococcal disease you should be seen immediately. Otherwise it is spread person to person kissing breathing and close contact drink sharing but one cannot obsess. Seehttp://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/causes-transmission.html
Stay calm and read the CDC article. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to vodka? I've read about possible allergy to alcohol or wheat, but I have neither of those. I can drink anything else all night.

Could I be allergic to vodka? I've read about possible allergy to alcohol or wheat, but I have neither of those. I can drink anything else all night.

Highly unlikely: Most alcohol allergy is actually from intolerance or an idiosyncratic reactions. Allergy to alcohol has been reported but must be extremely rare. If you have drink anything all night, why are you concerned at all with allergy? On the other hand, binge or excessive alcohol intake can do more harm to your brain and liver than any potential allergy can. ...Read more

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If i drank a fifth of starting drinking on friday and drank a fifth of vodka on sat and stopped at midnight how long would it how long would it stay in my system for a blood/alcohol test. I slept a lot sat and ate decent both days and went to work on sun

If i drank a fifth of starting drinking on friday and drank a fifth of vodka on sat and stopped at midnight how long would it how long would it stay in my system for a blood/alcohol test.  I slept a lot sat and ate decent both days and went to work on sun

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I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

Drug test : No, alcohol is pretty rapidly metabolized and out of your system. It is not stored within hair follicles. ...Read more

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Afraid I have alcohol poisoning,too ashamed to go to Dr/ER.How can I rehydrate and get electrolytes up? No food in 24 hrs, .5 gal 80prf Vodka in 12hrs

Afraid I have alcohol poisoning,too ashamed to go to Dr/ER.How can I rehydrate and get electrolytes up? No food in 24 hrs, .5 gal 80prf Vodka in 12hrs

Alcohol Intoxication: Your Life is Precious!

There is lot of life ahead of you as you are only 28 years old.

You have been blessed with 3 million air sacs in your lungs to take out OXYGEN from the air to send to all parts of the body for every function in your daily life.
Respect your life!

Call AA and ask them to talk to you, share their experience of life due to Alcohol ,and with them go to ER for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Is it possible that pure vodka could have made my period go away? I have never had a late period until after the alcohol.

Menstrual cycle: Stress -physical, emotional or both- can disrupt the menstrual cycle. A missed period could indicate pregnancy, so best to do a pregnancy test if you have had sex. Occasional alcohol use should not cause a missed period. ...Read more

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Husband recently had acute liver failure due to alcohol,past two weeks been drinking 15 shots of vodka a day.should labs be checked?what will happen?

Husband recently had acute liver failure due to alcohol,past two weeks been drinking 15 shots of vodka a day.should labs be checked?what will happen?

Yes: Your husband also needs psychiatric help as he suffers from alcoholism. Persistent alcohol consumption will lead to irreversible liver damage and death. Depending on his liver disease stage, the damage that he has caused so far could be reversed only if he quits drinking. ...Read more

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I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?

Maybe, but why?: Saves money, saves excess calories, prevents reckless behaviors. No one "has to have" alcohol in their diet or life. If the revulsion passes, ok, drink in moderation to prevent second occurrence. If not, remind yourself of the positives. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days off alcohol was drinking a pint of vodka daily I'm passed all the physical withdrawals but feel severely depressed and have no motivation ?

I'm 5 days off alcohol was drinking a pint of vodka daily I'm passed all the physical withdrawals but feel severely depressed and have no motivation ?

Talk to your doctor: Let's face it, the body is quite complicated! I'd talk to your regular doctor and/or a psychiatrist. The latter are experts in this type of thing and deal with it all of the time. ...Read more

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Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an

Did I have alcohol poisoning? I didn't eat all day & went out for some drinks, ended up mixing alcohols & had 3 shots & 3 vodka drinks. Don't remember anything past getting in a friends car to her house. Apparently threw up everywhere while unconscious an

Very dangerous: Alcohol toxicity can occur whenever you drink too much too fast. This can be very serious and you can even die from this. Please seek help if you are not able to control your drinking. Blacking out like that is a clear indication of toxicity and indicates a need for help with stopping alcohol use. ...Read more

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How much can I drink alcohol without harming myself if it's once a week ? How much quantity ? Vodka, whisky? And is one time per week an addiction ?

How much can I drink alcohol without harming myself if it's once a week ? How much quantity ? Vodka, whisky? And is one time per week an addiction ?

QUANTITY: Base behavior on what is wise. The different sensations when people drink = alterations of nerve function. The more you're buzzed the more you've put nerve tissue out of order. A little is okay, maybe relaxing; a lot and you pay for it after because alc is a toxin. Quantity varies with your liver function. If family members are alcoholic think genetics and dont even start. ...Read more

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