How long should you wait to drink alcohol after taking hydrocodene?

Hydrocodone and alco. Simply put when you take any opioid you should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery. From a safety point of view i would wait 24 hrs from the last pill taken before taking alcohol. Different md's have different views - i tend to be a little more strict and cautious.
Shouldn't mix at all. The combination of alcohol and opioids can be lethal - or at least make you a "cheap date." there is sometimes no way to predict how the two will interact together. Though one might expect the hydrocodone to be out of your system in 6 hours, I have had some patients feel like the medicine lasts for 12-24 hours. To be safe, best not to take on same day at all.