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how long do i have to wait to have a beer after taking vicodin

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Don't mix: Tou really should never drink while taking any pain medication. The combination can cause excess sedation and can effect your breathing.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Drinking: Whenever you take an opioid you should never drink alcohol. If its just one tablet - then i would suggest you wait at least 4-6 hours.
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
29 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know.: No systematic studies have been done to answer your specific question. So it cannot be answered with certainty. However the various factors that affec ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Bad idea: Mixing opiods with other medications or alcohol has additive potentially harmful sedating effects. If you took one vicodin and drank one beer, probabl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Haven't a clue: what smoking method is?? But vicodin plus alcohol is NOT a safe combination.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
38 years experience Family Medicine
Vicodin and beer: I'm sorry to say that we know so little about you it's impossible to say how you would react. In general doctors are not in the position to comment o ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
19 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Your partner should not be mixing narcotics with alcohol. She also dhould not drink that much alcohol as it could affect her liver. Chronic narcotic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not well: Certainly the combination of both a narcotic pain reliever on top of 6 beers a day is not recommended at all.By definition, your girlfriend would be a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic medication and by definition it slows down the function of the central nervous system. The short answer is alcoho ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolutely: Your girlfriend is slowly killing herself. There is a good chance her pain problems are going to get worse and worse and she may already be addicted t ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No problem: Anaprox (naproxen) you can wash down with beer, if really want to--but have something on your stomach to avoid upset. Think of each vicodin as about 2 ... Read More

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