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Does diazepam increase blood alcohol content?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No, but.

Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content.
Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk.

In brief: No, but.

Diazepam does not increase blood alcohol content.
Diazepam will add to the depressant effect of the alcohol, so the person who is drinking alcohol will appear more drunk.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diazepam

It does not increase content of alcohol in the blood, but potentiates its effect.
Can be dangerous.

In brief: Diazepam

It does not increase content of alcohol in the blood, but potentiates its effect.
Can be dangerous.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Valium & Alcohol

Valium (diazepam) will not increase blood alcohol content.
BUT avoid using Valium (diazepam) with alcohol because it can increase effects such as impaired judgment, cognition, concentration & reaction time as well as causing sedation and dizziness.

In brief: Valium & Alcohol

Valium (diazepam) will not increase blood alcohol content.
BUT avoid using Valium (diazepam) with alcohol because it can increase effects such as impaired judgment, cognition, concentration & reaction time as well as causing sedation and dizziness.
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