Asthma And Alcohol Breathalyzer

Question

Asked by ROSANNE

Asthma And Alcohol Breathalyzer

can the breathalyer show a positive/negative due to my asthma or medications? I had one test show a positive of 0.12 and 20 minutes later show 0.00. how is that possible if the machine was calibrated correctly? HOW IS IT POSSIBLE PERIOD?

Answer

It's funny you ask this question, as I've heard it from other asthmatics as well. However, I have never heard any credible evidence that any asthma medicine would cause a false breathalyzer reading.

What asthma medicines are you taking? If what you are saying is true, it would be interesting to pin down which asthma medicine is accused of altering breathalizer results.

Honestly, I do not know the answer to your question, yet I remain curious.