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A 85-year-old male asked:

I'm 85, quite healthy and will have a vicodin or anaprox (naproxen) three or four hours after a second or third beer. problem?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
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 drinks (if small build + being older, perhaps 3)--if you would not feel in control / steady after a couple - three beers + 3, then wait. Usually each drink (1oz ethanol equivalent) metabolized in just over an hour, so 3hrs after 3 beers almost like no beers.
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