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Doctor insights on: Safe Vicodin Pain Drinking Beers

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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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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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Could you die from taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) then drink drinking a beer a few hours later, i havent 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

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Is it safe to drink Pepsi or coke while taking vicodin?

Yes: They both contain caffeine as the active ingredient and some preparations that contain vicodin like ingredients also contain caffeine which some say improved them without proof. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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