Make sure your prescription drug doesn’t “spike” your holiday cocktail

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December 10, 2012 | 14 Comments


  1. Wondering the same. Was in a motorcycle accident in 05 and by i wanna say 07 or 8 was heading towards dissability numerous back surgeries and yes depression among other prescribed drug. And one was cymbalta. Long story short im 46 now and this started when i was 35. Havent had but maybe one ticket in 20 yrs. not alcohol. But yet in the last 3-1/2 years two dui. Still on cymbalta. Does make you wonder. I have nothin to lie about here. Just tellin you all the truth

  2. I’m in the International Baccalaureate Program and for my Chemistry Lab I’m trying to find data online about how prescription drugs, or any medicine really, affects one’s results on a breathalyzer test. If you could help me in anyway it would be greatly appreciated!

  3. Hi, I first have to say I take wellbutrin for depression , xanax for ptsd and borderline personality disorder sonoma for insomnia and neurontin for nerve pain , I was a;so put on a short course of pain killers for strep throat I don’t drink except a friend of mine I haven’t seen for sometime came up from NC we met at a local pub and I literally had a tall beer ! we left I was even buzzed was pulled over by a Sheriff and said my muffler was to loud which was not true that’s another story anyway Bac rises over time especially when taking my meds that I do ,I learned that drom researching that tonight cause I was arrested for a Dwi and they gave me a breathalyzer test after being at the station after 2 and a half hours ! officers know more about laws the us civilians not right ! I need help I can’t afford a Dwi expert attorney ! I will be appointed a public defender because I get SSI ! they wait that long on purpose everyone metabolizes alcohol differently especially women Please help me !! I don’t wanna suffer a consequence of literally drinking one beer when I don’t drink and 2 because I didn’t know that medications elevate BAC over a period of time (sighs)

  4. Hi. Can cetrizine hydrochloride, propranalol & sertraline tablets interfere with an alcohol breath test? I take these daily & had 2 pints. Got stopped by police & arrested for drink driving. I blew 91 micrograms. This as confused me.

  5. I was arrested for a DUI several months ago and plan on fighting myself as I can’t afford a lawyer. I have been on Wellbutrin for years and that particular evening due to anxiety took an Ativan before bed. I fully admit I had 3 beers after work but had also slept for 5 & a half hours before being pulled over due to an alledged burnt out license plate light(it wasn’t burned out might I add) and failing the breathalyzer. Any additional information you can provide would be greatly appreciated including links to other sites on the subject. Thank you in advance.

  6. Can prescribed medications raise BAC levels?
    Topamax25 mg
    Paxil 40mg
    Prilosec 20mg
    Zyrtec 10mg
    CarBipopa-Louvopopa 25mg
    MecLizine 25 mg
    Magnesium Oxide 400mg

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