I have been taking Indomethacin for about 6 yrs in order to help control my gout outbreaks.
I was recently pulled over by a police officer for not signaling a lane change. At that time I was asked to take and failed a breathalyzer test. I am a 40yr old male, 220lbs and had 3 Coors Light beers over a 4 hr period (and I do have the receipt from the restaurant to show this). I don't understand how I failed the breathalyzer. Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.
Never heard of a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory causing a false positive on a breathalyzer test. I don't think there are metabolites of the indomethacin that would be detectable in that way. The breathalyzer detects vapors from the ethanol where as indomethacin would only be detectable in the blood. Anway, there are several factors which can affect the results of the breathalyzer resulting in a false positive reading. To read about these go to:
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