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Lorazepam medication, Alcohol detection tests - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
User :   I just have a simple question.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   If taking the drug Lorazepam, and then taking a breathalyzer test
Doctor :  
please proceed with ur query
User :   to determine blood alchohol content
User :   could the drug affect the reading of this test?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
i will nee dto ask few more questions
Doctor :  
can i proceed?
User :   you may
Doctor :  
have you consumed alcohol and the drug together?
User :   yes, I had.
Doctor :  
when did you take the Lorazepam?
Doctor :  
and when did you consume the alcohol?
User :   I took it in the evening and had two drinks a few hours later
Doctor :  
User :   when given the breathalyzer by the police, my alcohol reading was astronomical
User :   and I am wondering if one might affect the other
Doctor :  
Lorazepam will increase the absorption of alcohol
Doctor :  
that is it will cause more alcohol to get absorbed into ur system
Doctor :  
but it is not known to cause high reading in breath analysis
Doctor :  
it will only make blood alcohol levels more
Doctor :  
are u there?

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