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A 35-year-old member asked:

Help! it has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. is it okay if i drink alcohol or should i wait longer?

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Dr. Robert Steinberg
41 years experience
Healthy? Then OK.: 16 hours is enough time to clear the drug, and interaction with alcohol should be minimal. If you have any significant medical problems, especially liver or kidney disease, this might not be enough time.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

It has been about 16 hours since i took 1 5mg oxycodone. Is it healthy if i drink alcohol or should I wait longer?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Alcohol: At 16 hours the drug should be metabolized and not having an effect. More important is the factor that you are not feeling any side effects from the medication if so then alcohol should not be an issue. If you are on regular usage of oxycodone you might want to consider giving up the alcohol as they do not work well together.
Last updated Dec 14, 2019


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