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Does Warfarin effect a persons BAC ?

would a person taking 15 mg of Warfarin a day have a higher Blood Alcohol Content if he takes a breath test during a DWI arrest ?
Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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No. But drinking alcohol while taking Warfarin (Coumadin) can cause your blood to be thinner. It is recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while you are on this medication. Also, 15 mg is quite a high daily dose... make sure you are having regular blood tests to check your INR (aka how thin or thick your blood is)
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