Alcohol/ Ethanol/ Ethyl alcohol - Drug Toxicity

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Latest prescription information about Alcohol/ Ethanol/ Ethyl alcohol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Name : Alcohol/ Ethanol/ Ethyl alcohol

Indication : Alcohol is the single most abused drug. Whole blood values are required for legal use. Do not prepare vein puncture site with an alcohol swab. Quantitation of alcohol level for medical or legal purposes, screen unconscious person to diagnose alcohol intoxication and to determine appropriate therapy.


Physiology : The half life and effectiveness of certain drugs are increased in the presence of ethanol. Urine alcohol is measured by immunoassay and gas chromatography and is used to screen drug for abuse.

Normal Values : Blood: Negative value : Values < 10 mg/dL (<2 mmol/L) considered as negative value. Intoxication signs observed at values of 50-100 mg/dL (10.9-21.7 mmol/L). Urine: Negative: < 10 mg/dL is considered negative.

Critical Values : Fatal Concentration: > 400 mg/dL (> 66.8 mmol/L). Coma: 300 mg/dL (65.1 mmol/L). 100 mg/dL are considered unsafe for driving. Possible Panic Range: > 300 mg/dL (> 65.1 mmol/L)


Test Method : Enzymatic analysis, Gas chromatography.

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