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i would like to know if after i had taken an overdose of tylex with a small amount of alcohol would it affect a breathalyzer test i was in a very bad state of mind mentally after the death of my dad and brother in the space of five days and having had a double funeral. i went for a drive in my car after taking the tylex and was pulled over by the police i failed a breath test even though i didnt feel as though i had drank a lot, but i had taken quite a few tylex


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replied September 16th, 2008
General Q and A Answer A4708
Tylex contains the opioid analgesic drug codeine, so even without alcohol you shouldn't have driven.

Tylex does not affect the breathalyser so you probably drank more alcohol than regulations approve.

Together, Tylex and alcohol, have a stronger depressive effect on the brain than when used alone.


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