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How long do you have to be off narcotic pain medication before you are ok to drive?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: Opioids and driving

This really depends if you have benn on opioids for a short or long time.
I typically tell my patients to wait at least 24hrs. Those that have been on medication long term i will see them first after they have stopped the medication before i instruct them in driving.

In brief: Opioids and driving

This really depends if you have benn on opioids for a short or long time.
I typically tell my patients to wait at least 24hrs. Those that have been on medication long term i will see them first after they have stopped the medication before i instruct them in driving.
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