A 23-year-old male asked:
what are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Germanovich answered
12 years experience Pain Management
Risk of Death: 16000 people made this mistake last year and died. Alcohol is a luxury not a necessity, stop using it if you're on chronic pain meds.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky answered
27 years experience Psychiatry
detox hotlines: Call aa/na hotline, or 1 855 detox 00 if you feel like stopping dependency provoking drugs. You may need detox, and stopping on your own may cause severe withdrawals including seizures in some cases. Stay clean.
Answered on Sep 9, 2017
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Mitigate = no EtOH: Etoh = alcohol. If' you're taking oxycodone, you should completely avoid alcohol. It can be a lethal combination. Best way to "mitigate" these risks is not to take them at all! as my colleagues have mentioned, others have used alcohol and pain meds and died.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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