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can nyquil make you fail a alcohol test

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can nyquil make you fail a alcohol test
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Hussey replied 6 years ago.
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Nyquil can give false positive for amphetamines, ecstasy, morphine etc but not for Alcohol. It has not been known to cause false positive results for alcohol.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
Hello
Nyquil does have an alcohol content
Breatalizers are very sensitive and if you had nyquil before one, this could cause a positive.
If your alcohol test was an ETG alcohol test, then enough nyquil would also make you test positive on this. This is a type of urine test that is qualitative and will test positive, very sensitive.
You might check the nyquil product as some reputedly have 25% alcohol
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Expert:  Dr.Hussey replied 6 years ago.
Hello again

Alcohol is used as a solvent in nyquil. It can cause false positive for alcohol, if ingested in large amounts . Also you can claim the results to be false positive if you have the prescription or even without it. The other contents of the medicine can be checked in your blood that can prove that nyquil has caused this drug test to occur.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.

Hello again
I am glad the expert has agreed with my second opinion, in that nyquil might test positive for alcohol under certain types of testing.
At this point we do not know what type of alcohol test you are talking about.
If you respond I will help you with specifics.
A positive alcohol test would not be negated by finding nyquil components in your system if you were still high enough in acohol content to be illegal, just as one example.
The results would not be a false positive, because it would be alcohol testing positive for alcohol.

Yes, nyguil can make you fail an alcohol test.

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