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How Long Do I Have To Wait To Have A Beer After Taking Vicodin
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 affect the safety would be the size of the one beer, a person's individual metabolism and where this is happening (e.g., home? Outside? Etc.) When used in large amounts combination of opiates and alcohol can be deadly. Please stay safe and don't combine. ...Read more
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 on the mixture of social and or illegal drugs. That would mean whether they are illegally or even legally obtained or used. Our job is to comment on the therapeutic use of drugs. Both vicodin and beer are legal you might ask the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Girlfriend 43 takes permanent vicodin, sural nerve removed. She drinks average 6 bottles of beer a day. How does this effect her mental and physical?
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 an alcoholic drinking 6 beers a day. I recommend she get into a certified multidisciplinary pain clinic where she can get her pain addressed and as well see a physician to treat her alcoholism. If not already, they will eventually cause harm. Good luck. ...Read more
My partner 43 takes permanent vicodin for chronic pain. She drinks average 6 bottles a beer a day. Will this affect her health and mental wellbeing?
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 narcotics also increases her tolerance for narcotics. She should talk to a pain specialist to try something better. She needs to be proactive and learn about the risks of long term alcohol and narcotics. ...Read more
No: Alcohol and hydrocodone are both central nervous system depressants (cns depressants). This means they both can slow the functioning of the brain. Importantly, both hydrocodone and alcohol can cause respiratory depression (shallow or infrequent breathing). Drinking alcohol while taking hydrocodone may increase your risk for serious reactions. ...Read more
Girlfriend takes 3 to 4 500mg vicodin a day for permanent chronic pain. Sural nerve removed. Drinks 6 beers a day and cigarettes. Is health at risk?
Absolutely: Lets focus on the current issue. Alcohol use of this degree is associated with rebound anxiety and pain exacerbation which is increasing the need for the pain meds. Pain need use of that regularity will also be associated with mild withdrawal between doses and subsequent anxiety. This drives the need for alcohol. However the use of these substances keeps her regularly on the edge of withdrawal. ...Read more
I'm 85, quite healthy and will have a vicodin or anaprox (naproxen) three or four hours after a second or third beer. Problem?
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. ...Read more
My relative takes cymbalta, abilify, (aripiprazole) and vicodin. Her habits include drinking beer, eine, and vodka. Is this safe?
Hazardous: This is an example of hazardous medicating. She needs to see her family physician sooner rather than later. ...Read more
How long after taking ambien (zolpidem) 10mg (for chronic insomnia) should I wait to safely take vicodin 5/325 for my hernia pain?
How long after wisdom teeth removal should I wait to eat solid foods & how long can pain last? Still in pain after 4 days. Vicodin just makes sleepy,
When pain decreases: You can eat solids when it is comfortable to do so. Normal to have some pain after 4 days. If the pain has gotten worse recently, it is probably a dry socket and you need to see the treating dentist tor evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Could you die from taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) then drink drinking a beer a few hours later, I haven't been feeling good since then?
See a Dr ASAP: If you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, excessive tiredness or weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash or itching, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellowing eyes or skin - get to an ER. The risk is to your liver. It ought not kill you if it was a single dose and one beer - but be safe. Livers are important - take care of them. ...Read more
If I woke up this morning took a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and then after a few hours drink a beer?
See below: Hydrocodone and its metabolites are detectable in the breast mild days after ingestion. The level depends on the amount taken and your rapidity of metabolism. You can breastfeed with the infant being monitored but try to keep intake at a minimum of less than 35 mg a day. Remember its effect on the infant is also variable. ...Read more
I have been taking suboxone for 10 years. Jan, 1, 2016 I Take none. How much longer will I feel horrible, irritable? Is Vicodin a safer way to quit?
For a while:
If you used Suboxone 8/2mg daily for 10 years it is nearly impossible to just quit it, You will go through significant withdraws for weeks. Suboxone treatment depend on your commitment and depends almost solely on you, Suboxone dose should be redused gradually over good period of time, somewhere from 6 months to several years.
Even if you are on 2 mgs daily its hard to just quit. ...Read more
About 4 to 6 hours: It takes about 1 to 2 hours to feel the full, pain-killing effect of Vicodin after taking it, and its pain-killing action typically lasts around 4 to 6 hours. If your question is about how long the drug is *detectable* in the body (e.g., on drug tests), the answer is longer - ask again and specify that. ...Read more
Several hours: The half life of the drug is around 4 hours. This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though. ...Read more
30-60 minutes: While there can be considerable variability, most patients will report lessening of their pain within 30-60 minutes of taking vidodin. ...Read more
How long does Ultram last for pain? Vicodin is stronger but doesn't seem to work as well or last as long. Is Ultram safer
6-8 hours.: Half of the medicine is gone from your body in 6-8 hours. Medication is generally prescribed every 6 hours. Vicodin is stronger and half of the medication is gone in 3-5 hours. Historically tramadol has been considered safer. There is some controversy right now on it's safety, but it has been out for 15 years already. In general 325 or less acetaminophen on hydrocodone tabs are preferable. ...Read more
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