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Can warfarin increase the blood alcohol level?

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Can Warfarin which is a blood thinner make your blood alcahol levels read higher then they actually are
Posted Sat, 25 May 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 11 minutes later
Dear patient,

Thank you for your health concerns. It is actually the other way around: alcohol can elevate the levels of warfarin and thus increase bleeding risk. Alcohol by itself has a very steady metabolism, that is dependent on time in a linear fashion.

Hope this is helpful, wish you the best health,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Cardiology
Mayo Clinic
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