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Is it safe to take vicodin for back pain after drinking three beers?

Is it safe to take vicodin for back pain after drinking three beers?

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

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How long after drinking one beer is it safe to take one 5/500 Vicodin?

How long after drinking one beer is it safe to take one 5/500 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

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Can i take 3 advil (ibuprofen) pm for my severe back pain if i took vicodin three hours ago?

Back Pain, Vicodin: Of course, you need relief from back pain. Reflect upon about history of back pain given to your Physician, X-ray or MRI findings, possible causes of your back pain, stresses in your life contributing to pain, diagnosis, treatment discussed -Pain Management ,Medication, P.T. and Therapy. See an Orthopedic Physician and a Psychiatrist. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery and Meditation. ...Read more

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Does drinking beer alleviate back pain?

Does drinking beer alleviate back pain?

Only temporarily: Alcohol has muscle relaxing properties but it has activations too. The rebound from alcohol makes pain worse and leads to it being one of the most addictive sedatives and one of the most toxic to the liver. Drinking beer for pain relief often ends up in problem drinking or worse, alcohol dependence with all the extra health and personal complications. See a doctor for diagnosis and safe treatment. ...Read more

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Can i take vicodin for back pain while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can i take vicodin for back pain while i'm taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes if prescribed: Yes you can if prescribed by your doctor, you can. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take vicodin for back pain?

Is it recommended to take vicodin for back pain?

Can be complex: Vicodin is a narcotic and could potentially be addicting, cause constipation, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. However, it is often a very effective pain med, and not uncommonly used for back pain. Other remedies could be considered, so, talk with your doc about the best approach. ...Read more

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I have chronic back pain, and I take medicine (vicodin) that helps it minimally. I have no health insurance. I can't keep living with this pain!?

I have chronic back pain, and I take medicine (vicodin) that helps it minimally. I have no health insurance. I can't keep living with this pain!?

Different strategy : Unfortunately pain killers do not help in case of chronic back pain. I don't know your specific diagnosis but generally complex program which includes healthy diet, weight watching, smoking cessation, daily exercises, normalization of sleep and psychological interventions (mindfulness classes, cognitive-behavioral therapy, etc) may alleviate suffering associated with chronic pain. ...Read more

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I fell on my ribs while i was sledding at the snow i went to the dr and he didn't take any x-rays...He gave me vicodin and motrin and now back pain?

Need X-rays: Since you had trauma, x-rays are indicated. If it shows some broken ribs then it will take time to heal and the pain will improve with time and meds. Spine fracture would be less common given your age. If you do not feel better in the next week i would go back for further evaluation. ...Read more

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