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Warner Robins, GA
A 29-year-old female asked:

I use butrans patch for pain and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for breakthrough. how long after taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can i have an alcoholic beverage? i normally don't drink

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
You should be asking: The doctor who is prescribing all of this. If you are talking one alcoholic beverage (standard drink 12 oz beer, 5 oz ordinary wine, 1 1/2 oz distilled spirits), it would not likely be an issue, although any amount of alcohol may increase the risks of tylenol (acetaminophen) if you are taking larger doses on a regular basis (2 grams per day or more- approx 6 norcos). If larger doses of alcohol, then not ok.
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