Mixing hydrocodone with alcohol

What are the effects of mixing hydrocodone and alcohol? Can you die from hydrocodone overdose? More here on harms and warnings for mixing hydrocodone with alcohol.

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Are you considering mixing hydrocodone with alcohol?

Know what happens inside your body when these two drugs are combined, what are the side effects, and what can go seriously wrong. In general, how much hydrocodone is safe depends on a number of factors.  But hydrocodone is never safe when mixed with alcohol. And although hydrocodone overdose amounts vary by individual tolerance to opiates, you increase your risk of OD’ing when you drink while taking hydrocodone.    As usual, we also invite you to ask questions about mixing hydrocodone and alcohol in the comments section, at the end.

Hydrocodone and alcohol effects

Hydrocodone is an opioid painkiller, and can cause feelings of euphoria when taken in large amounts. Alcohol can intensify this effect and make the feeling of getting high on hydrocodone stronger. In self-reported anecdotes, people have reported some of these effects when mixing hydrocodone with alcohol:

  • drowsiness
  • euphoria
  • relaxation
  • numbness

However, alcohol has a chemical reaction with hydrocodone in the body and causes an additive effect of both substances in the body and brain when combined. That means that the effects of the alcohol and hydrocodone are both stronger when mixed. This can easily cause accidental overdose.

Dangers of mixing hydrocodone and alcohol

Taking alcohol and hydrocodone together can result in serious adverse reactions. This is due to the addictive depressant effects of hydrocodone and alcohol. Some potentially dangerous effects of mixing hydrocodone with alcohol include:

  • alcohol poisoning (lowered tolerance for alcohol)
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • loss of consciousness
  • shallow breathing
  • impaired coordination
  • overdose
  • slowed heart rate

And this isn’t just an issue with hydrocodone becoming more dangerous. It goes both ways. The effects of the alcohol are intensified as well. The sedative effects of alcohol will be heightened, causing trouble concentrating and difficulty with coordination. So, mixing hydrocodone with alcohol makes it more likely you’ll be involved with an accident or injure yourself. You also experience a greater intoxication from alcohol when mixing it with narcotics as your alcohol tolerance will be lower than normal. A lowered tolerance for alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning.

Hydrocodone and alcohol overdose

You risk OD’ing on hydrocodone when you mix hydrocodone with alcohol. Both drugs make one another stronger and become more dangerous. In fact, doctors do not recommend mixing the two drugs. Sometimes it can even be dangerous to take alcohol and hydrocodone on the same day, even hours apart, depending on how much you’ve consumed of either substance.

Hydrocodone and alcohol deaths

Despite the dangers, hydrocodone is mixed with alcohol. Even normal doses of hydrocodone combined with alcohol can cause your breathing to slow or stop completely. However, if you abuse hydrocodone (snorting hydrocodone vs oral or taking more than prescribed) or take more than a normal prescription dose, you could overdose. The only way to avoid these risks is to decide not to drink at all while on hydrocodone.

Is it safe to drink on hydrocodone?

No, it’s not safe to mix hydrocodone and alcohol. The chemical combination of these two central nervous system depressants brings out the worst potential effects of both drugs. However, you should always ask your doctor for more information on taking hydrocodone and drinking safely, if you find the idea of giving up drinking too difficult. But the FDA warns against mixing the two at all.

Mixing hydrocodone alcohol questions

Do you still have questions about mixing hydrocodone with alcohol or other substances? Please leave your hydrocodone questions here. We try our best to answer all questions personally, and promptly. And if we don’t know the answer, we will refer you to someone who can help. Your experiences with mixing hydrocodone and alcohol are also welcome.

Reference Sources: NIAAA pamphlet: Harmful Interactions, Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
DEA: Hydrocodone
Medline Plus: Hydrocodone
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. I just had an eighth of a cup of vodka and have knee pain and need a painkiller, I would like to take vicodin that always helps with the pain.

  2. I have a friend who plans on taking 43 pills of hrdocodone each pill is 10 mg she also will be drinking alcohol is this a fatal combination?

  3. I have been using Norco (Hydrocodone) 10/325 for a recent pain issue and quickly fell into a cycle of mixing with alcohol to maximize the effectiveness. I am 37, 5’8, 145lbs. On a usual night I will take around 30mg of Norco and have a couple drinks. Two nights ago I drank 1.5 bottles of white wine and took a total of 60mg of hyrdocodon in about a 3 hour time frame. I find that my regular mixing with alcohol has increased the minimum amount I need to take to be able to feel the medicine. I have been a longtime recreational drug user and tend to have a higher tolerance than most people I know so it doesnt surprise me that people have suffered serious side effects from taking half as much. But based on what im reading here I fear I may be in too deep. I love the feeling of total inebriation combined with the drowsy narcotic effect of the hydrocodone. I find no satisfaction in taking the recommended dose and am only happy when feeling extreme disorientation from the mix. I am currently able to purchase 10mg norco from a dealer for $6/pill and worry about this spiraling out of control.

  4. I’m not a everyday drinker nor do I take Norco unless ABSOLUTELY needed. I had 2 cocktails today, I was prescribed Norco for pain a while ago. My ? Is will it hurt me to take a Norco now!!??

  5. I got my wisdom teeth out and took about 4 Vicodin throughout a 10 hour period of time and I’m being offered a beer. Is it safe to drink it? Just one beer?

  6. I had one martini and 2 glasses of wine on thanksgiving .5 mg of Norco 24 hours later for back and one glass of wine 12 hours later and had a fairly strong and rapid heart beat @ 3 hours later and a slight headache. I have a stent and pacemaker and lumbar stenosis but do not take opioid on a regular basis. Was it the combination that caused this reaction.

  7. I had one hydrocodone pill… How long can I have a cocktail, after taking the pill… Just got prescription so this is my first one…

  8. Hello. Today I had a really horrendously stressful day at work, and I had one 7.5 mg hydrocodone (+325mg acetaminophen) left over from dental surgery. I took it for the physical pain from working, and then ended up drinking half of a 10oz can of hard ale (8%) about half an hour later to try and help myself calm down. How immediate/significant is my risk of serious health problems? I realize that mixing the two is inherently unsafe and this is by no means a normal behavior for me, but the shift took an awful toll and aggravated my anxiety and I was desperate for anything to ease the shaking and racing intrusive thoughts. I just would like to know exactly how worried/fearful for my life I should be right now, please…

  9. I have a loved one in a lot of physical pain…and subsequent mental anguish

    To relieve same he takes small amount of vicadine and taking hydrocodone acetaminophen. Medical marajuna and washes it all down with copious amounts of vodka and smoking cigerets

    I cannot get him to understand…along with PTSD..his moods swings are from loving to uncalled for violence hateful words in a milo second

    Also endures lack of… or nightmare ridden sleep pattern

    Can u please help me save him from himself..his wellness is the reason my broken heart is still beating

    Thank you.

  10. I have mixed alcohol and hydrocodone by using my normal dose to reduce pain and afterwards , usually
    2 or more hours later, having 2-3 drinks of wine or sake. I have had no negative reactions that I know of.
    My question [I would like an informed answer] is : How many hours after the prescribed dose of the meds is it safe for me to enjoy my drink of alcohol? (If ever.)

  11. I took 1 hydro/tylenol and approx. 8 hours had a shot, followed by 2 glasses of wine over the course of 2 hours and blacked out. during the black out i continued to drink but I am 6’2 and it usually takes a lotttttt more than that for me to black out. I am trying to disguinish if i was roofied or not.

  12. Recently I had a bad Pancreatic attack.. Over night in Hospital.. was mixing Alcohol and Hydrocodone. Have STOPPED drinking .. question can I keep taking the Hydros as prescribed as have bad back pain??? thank you..

  13. How long should I wait to take my medicine if I had two 24 ounce cans of beer an how if it’s in my system if I want a beer for example I took my pill at 3am is 7am good to have a beer

  14. Teresa, the answer to your original question is definitely yes, mixing opiates with alcohol will increase the action of BOTH, and is not at all recommended.

  15. Meadow,
    He is definitely an addict. Addicts figure out things like how much of this can they can mix with that without overdosing. That does NOT mean he is not doing medical damage, and, if you can get him to, he should fess up to his primary care doctor and seek some counseling for addiction.

  16. My dad has been mixing alcohol with pain killers for years now… but he seems healthy and functioning. Is he hiding something from me? And is there something probably going on inside his body?

  17. Well I use to drink Alcohol and take about 5 10mg Hydrocodone and it Actually help me with staying up cause Alcohol makes me tired but the vicodin would keep my mind sharp and I could make better decisions well I was on vicodin and drinking Alcohol and I could think and see clearly but if I only drink Alcohol I would make stupid decisions and would fall down and not walk straight but if I’m vicodin and drinking Alcohol then I can walk with out falling down I passed a D.U.I test after I drunk 3 40oz of beer and 4 shots of 99 bananas and and toke 5 10mg vicodins but when I wasn’t on vicodins and I dunk the same amount I didn’t pass the next D. U. I test I’m not saying its good to be taken them both together at the same time I but I’m saying in my experiences on taking them both it help me to keep my mind straight but I gave up drinking and I only take my pain meds as need for my pain I don’t abuse it and it was not hard to quit drinking Alcoho for me and taking vicodin and drinking Alcohol never intensified the feeling of Alcohol or the vicodin feeling for me but I guess everyone is different well god bless be safe everyone

  18. I had a sip uh wine my momma let me have. and i have been having bad back pain so my docta prescribed me 30 M365 pills. i know you aint posed to take hydrocodone with alcohol but it was just a sip and it was like 15 mins ago. can i still take two of the pills or no?

    1. Hi Beth. Some patients report that hydrocodone causes suicidal thoughts, others say it doesn’t. On hydrocodone patient leaflet, patients are warned to be cautious and report to the doctor if they or a family member has a history of mental or mood problems, suicidal thoughts or attempts.

      As for your second question, I don’t have any statistics more current than 2011. At that time almost 82,500 ER visits were related to non-medical use of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is also one of the top most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths along with methadone and oxycodone (OxyContin®).

  19. I went to a party with some friends and drank a lot but I did not take my prescription before or during my alcohol consumption when am I safe to take my medication again.(p.s my meds are for pain because of broken arms so I am not required to take it.)

  20. Listen I drink 15 to 20 or more beers a day along with moonshine, about a half a fith!! I snort 5to 7 7.5 hydras also!! I’m I in need of help I’ve been dining this for years tho!! I’ve never got worse always about the same !!

  21. My boyfriend cheated on me and his excuse was that he was blacked out and doesn’t remember it. He said he took two hydros, a muscle relaxer and drank. Does this cause blackouts?

  22. I have an alcoholic friend who drinks large amounts of Windsor every day mixed with pop- He recently had shoulder surgery and is taking hydrocodone and mixing it with the Windsor. Since this time he has gotten very mean and saying very harsh things that I do not think he remembers later. I did take his oxycodone away and hid it from him. But my question is, is the hydrocodone and whiskey causing this adverse effect. Thanks

  23. Hello I took one hydrocodone 5.25 to 45 minutes later no more than an hour I forgot me and my friend just got in a conversation and I just got thirsty and I said no I have one wine cooler and I drink it now my stomach is killing me it hurts I feel nauseous .The pharmacy said I’m OK long as it wasn’t like a bottle of tequila but do you think I am I hope I am I just totally forgot that I took it I would never do it purposely so I’m not in any danger of anything am I? Thx

  24. About 4 days ago I took 90 Mgs of hydros, then drank about 3/4 of a I think 500 ml maybe even a liter bottle of 80 proof liquor and I’m only sixteen and weigh 140 lbs, only drank once prior and only popped pills once before, and my body only felt weird, no breathing problems, no slurred speech, I just really couldn’t walk right, should I be worried my tolerance is so high?

  25. I had a pacemaker installed and am taking 325 mg hydrocodone every 6 hrs. as needed.How soon after last dose can I have a glass of wine.

  26. I know someone who is on 80 mg of methadone a day and now has started drinking one to two mike hard lemonades a day can he overdose on this ?

  27. My questions is i got a job and i smoke little of meth and if i drink a few beer will it helps to get rid of meth inside my system? I might do drugs test by Nov 16th. Please help or any things to get it off my system. Thanks

  28. My friend Took 3 5mg oxycoden and drank a few to many beers and we came home & he puked his whole supper up and now sleeping should I be worried about my friend of overdosing while sleeping

  29. When i take lotab for backpain occasionally i want to drink alcohol when it wears off. Only take 5mg in one day. Why does this happen?

  30. I took a hydrocodon-acetaminophen to relieve some pain I was having, then forgot I took it and had a Mike’s hard lemonade, currently feeling very drowsy, am I going to be okay??

  31. It is well know that alcohol has a sedative effect and can reduce muscle and joint pain, and has been used for those purposes since ancient times. How would one expect combining one ounce of 80 proof alcohol with one 5/325 Hydrocodone affect a middle aged 180 lb male who has used both intermittently for breakthrough back pain?

  32. I drink a beer and 3 shots of scotch from 4pm till 9pm at 8pm i take my hydroc/acrtam 5/325 and with 80mg baby asprin for neck injury. i did a piss test the next day and my EtG came back in the high range how dose EtGs relate to the .08 alcohol scale. exsample ethyl glucuronide was 5000 ng/ml and my ethyl sulfate was 1538 i know the 500 ng/ml cut off. and i used listrine mouth wash befor the test dont know if that matters

  33. I have taken two hydrocodone 10s at 9am and 1230 pm I haven’t taken no more after and I started drinking at 530pm should I be ok

  34. I had 1 hydrocodone/ acetaminophen 5 325 tb at 0500 this morning. None before (ever) do not plan to take again (ever) when will it be same to drink a few beers?

  35. My wife died from hydrocodone and alcohol. Can you tell me what she probably felt or experienced on her way out? Thanks. Scott

  36. last night I was drinking with friends. I had 3 beers and a few shots of vodka and whiskey. While on my third beer, I took 2 hydrocodone pills. I don’t know how strong they were, but they came from a drug addict so I’m guessing pretty strong. I felt numbness in my muscles, lack of coordination, and impaired mental abilities. Today I’m still struggling with coordination, my head is aching, my vision is wonky, and I’ve been shaking. Do I need to go to the hospital?

  37. Hi. I got prescribed hydrocodone/acetaminophen because I had a tooth extraction. I have only taken one pill in the morning and one at night. How long after I take the meds is it safe to have a glass of wine or beer?

  38. Hi, I’ve read several questions and answers and you have not mentioned that combining Alcohol and Tylenol is perhaps the most dangerous part of combining small amounts of alcohol and Hydrocodone. This combination is a recipe for kidney damage and can lead to kidney failure.

  39. I am a user of hydrocodone about 5-20 mg threw out the day i am also an alcoholic i plan on stopping but today i took 2 5mg at work then 8 hours later i drank a pint of vodka 2 beers and another 20mg of hydrocodone its been about 2 hours since ive had either i feel fine as usual when i drink is it okay to fall asleep? Also i usually itch alot on hydro and have tight chest pains i plan on stopping after hearing prince died from perocet

  40. Hi, I have been taking hydrocodone for years, and I have had alcohol with it and it’s never affected me before. About a month ago my tolerance went up, and I sent from taking 2-7.5 mgs to 3, but it had been a week since I’d taken any. Then I had one marguarita at dinner. All of a sudden I felt nauseous, went to the bathroom to throw up, and passed out. When I woke up, my heart was racing, I broke out in a cold sweat, and had shortness of breath. And then it passed, and I was fine within a half hour. Went to the ER to get checked out, and they didn’t find anything wrong with me. Does this sound like it could have been caused by the combination of the two? I think maybe my body wasn’t used to that level of hydro, but it came and went so fast, it was weird.

    1. Hi Susan. Mixing narcos with alcohol may cause serious damages to your health. Please consider that it is illegal to consume medications other than prescribed, and you put yourself at risk.

  41. Hi my husband recently was prescribed hydrocodone 10/325 and take 1 tablet twice a day. The past 3 nights of him taking the medicine he has been hallucinating, paranoid, holding conversations with himself and not sleeping. 2 out of 3 nights he has like a 12 pack of beer, I was wondering if all these symptoms could be from the medicine alone or is it from both together.

    1. Hi Help. It seems to me that those effects are from mixing hydrocodone with alcohol. Talk with your husband, and tell him that it is illegal to consume medications other than prescribed, and that he puts his life at risk.

  42. I caught my husband, a 8yr alcoholic drinking vodka n taking hydrocodone. He,s not use to any kind of medication by pill. He usually won’t take any kind of pills

  43. My husband drinks form11am. Till 11,pm 12am even on in to up to 4 am. I will tell u he will drink at least 1 day a week for 14 h . he takes 4 10-325 hydrocodone and 2. 1 mg of xanax a day and liraka now he has high blood pressure. What do I do to tell him he is got to stoo

  44. I’m not a regular drinker, in fact, I don’t remember the last time I drank! The reason I’m asking is I’m going out of town for a few weeks to visit family and was wondering if I had a drink or two at dinner, would this turn out to be a nightmare?

  45. Would it be ok to mix 1 325 norco with a small glass of eggnog amd one shot of whiskey. Im female 5’2 weigh Bout 160, i juat recently took a hard fall on mg right knee, all weight and ortho has ordered a mri stat because he think i have a patelar tendon rupture in my knee..The pain has been non stop for almost 3 weeks. I have been on 3 didferent pain medicines and none even touch the surface of the pain. I have only took one norco this morning and one just about a hour ago and it would only be one shot of whiskey amd my glass of egg nog. I just need something to ease the pain just a little..

  46. I have been taking Hydrocodone for 3 days from a car accident. I no longer need them. I took the last one at 9pm last night. The bottle says 5-5325 TB. I am not sure what that means. So my question is if it is now save to have a drink this afternoon with my lunch.

  47. HI.. I took 3 .5 mil. hydrocodone & drank a double shot mixed drink, now I’m a little worried..I feel very sleepy, having trouble concentrating, very dry mouth. I have no intentions of hurting myself, I just feel really weird. Can I go to sleep? Will I be ok?

  48. I went to er with a ruptured cyst, I was give a hydrocodone with ibrophen and a diazepam that was yesterday about 6pm today I feel fine and want to have some drinks its 5pm.. is that ok?

  49. Everyday my husband mixes alcohol (12-18 beers), with hydrocodone, flexeril, Lyrica, and the pain blocker Nucendra. He bleeds into the toilet almost everyday and last night he fell asleep on the toilet for several hours. His legs were numb when he woke up and he fell to the ground. He does not think any of this is a problem and I am not sure what I can do to help him. I tell him everyday how worried I am about him but he refuses to stop mixing all of the substances. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

  50. Today I drank a 5th of vodka and took 8 7.5mg hydrocodon immediately after thinking they were zannys . I am on my way to a hospital now. I can bareltbsee the road now. Am I going todie?

  51. I taking vacation, don’t normally drink alcohol, but might in moderation, but I take maybe 1 or 2 hydros during the day, how will this effect me?

  52. With one ten mil hydro i can drink a whole thirty pack of coors light in an evening by myself and wake up feeling fine. Youre article is rubbish, biased, and potentionaly criminal in some countries. We insist that you cease and disist all future slander of some of mans finest chemical engineering per coors. I once took 12 10/325 ‘ s trying to od. Blacked out and woke with a bad bruise outside but lived

  53. My daughter takes hydrocodone, ibuprofen, trazadone and an antidepressant every day plus she drinks 7 to 8 cans of Michelob Ultra plus 3 cans of Strawberries every night. I tell her she is killing herself but she won’t listen. Can you tell me the effect that this is having on her body?

  54. I’ve been taken 2- 5mg tablets a day as I recover from back surgery for 4 weeks. I would like to cut out the Hydrocodone for the next 24 hours (which I know I can tolerate any pain). I would like to meet a few friends at local pub and have one or maybe 2 beers during the game. O’dules will fill in the rest. I understand that it takes 4 hours for Hydrocodone to get out of my system. Am I at any real health risk?

  55. I just took hydrocodone and I have been dribkubg wine I don’t know the milagram but just was curious if I wasi in danger , not that anybody wohdl care

  56. I have been taking Norco 5/325 for a couple of days as needed for pain. A typical day involves 1 in the morning and 1 at night, same days more. I am going to Vegas with some friends but don’t want to have a issue. how long is the Norco in my system for? if I wait the 6 hours suggested by dosage is that okay? please note I am not trying to mix just done know how long the drug stays in my system before its safe to have a couple beers or so.

  57. I got a prescription of hyrdocodone from my dentist for my wisdom teeth not long ago. If I have a couple small glasses of wine, (only 2) should I skip taking a hyrdocodone tonight? Or if I go right to sleep will it make much of a difference? I only take one. Just wondering if a small amount of alcohol and a small amount of hyrdocodone will do any damage..

    1. Hi, Lizzie. Experts don’t recommend mixing hydrocodone with alcohol at all. But, it’s your call, maybe the mix won’t do any harm.

  58. I don’t know why this hasn’t been said Once. Aside from the fact that mixing hydrocod and alchohol is bad, any bit of acetaminophen (ForeinstanceTylenol) and alchohol does TREMENDOUS damage 2 the kidney and liver! This fact kept me away for life.

  59. My friend took 6 5mg hydro codons and had approximately 10 beers within a six hour period. He is now vomiting and is having trouble staying awake. How do I help him?

  60. My girlfriend took two hydrocodone and acetaminophen with at least 3 shots of 40% vodka then smoked a bowl of weed. She has had cold chills and muscle spasms and a low grade fever with nausea, short breath and a pounding but normal heartbeat. It has subsided some since then being it was It was two days ago but I am worried because she has had the chills and her heartbeat is still worrying. originally I though she was just hungover until she better explained her side effects after not being able to sleep. Any suggestions?

  61. I took two 5/325 hydrocodone and 3-4 hours later drank at least 4 beers then maybe a hour or two later I got a massive headache then finally took some ibuprofen to calm the headache and now four hours later the excruciating pain is still here. Was this headache caused by the beer?

    1. Hello Taylor. Your headache is probably a negative effect of mixing hydrocodone with alcohol. In future, don’t mix those two because the risks are dangerous.

  62. I was prescribed Lortab for a broken arm. I have taken 1 tablet before bed for 8 days. I have taken the last pill. Hoe long/how many days before it is safe to have a glass of wine with dinner?

  63. I took 1 Norco and 1 can barefoot wine totaldid not mean too. I am on Norco for pluracy. Had a bad day grabbed a can of wine. Am I ok? How long before it wears off?

  64. Myself have mixed hydrocodone and alcohol it seems to make the drugs work better but never take it in large doses 3 pills max and only 3 beers max but sure seems to alleviate the terrible back pains I have had since having fusion to my lower back. Am researching EMS or Tens unit to help solve the pain but life has to be better then this ! ! !

  65. I was prescribed thes e tablets for pain. I have just taken one a day for the days. Last one this morning but I am at a party tomorrow evening. Is it safe t drink two small glasses of wine 36 hours after taking one of these tablets please

  66. I am a heavy drinker for a while now but recently had surgery and took 10/325 Vicodin and alcohol (not near as much but a few drinks). I’m experiencing nausea and am concerned I may have harmed my liver as I am experiencing nausea and loss of appetite but can’t tell if it is from minor withdrawal sumptoms or something more ominous like liver damage. In addition to to ceasing the drinking (which I have done) and Vicodin (only took for a week), what other steps should I take to ensure I am ok or what other signs/symptoms should I watch for?

  67. Hi i like my bud light beer, i have a few on a good night than wait until about 24 hours to take my1 pain pill tylenol3 for pain in my knee, am i in danger?

  68. Hi my husband takes 3 pills a day of Norco and drinks 3 beers a day and on Friday Saturday and Sunday about 12 beers what could go wrong

  69. If a person took 60 Norco 5-325 pills would they be ok? He has a”high tolerance” to the medication after being on it for 2 years pre & post cancer treatment, severe chronic pain of many years

  70. I had 5 beers, the last of which was about two hours ago. I have shingles and didn’t know if I could safely take my prescribed Hydrocodone (7.5mg) with acetominophen (300mg). An answer would be greatly appreciated! I don’t want to do anything unsafe, but as I’m sure most people know, shingles is quite painful, so it’s really tempting to take it, so I decided to look it up, but couldn’t find any direct answers for the amount/time of alcohol consumption related to the amount of hydrocodone I would like to take (just one pill.)

  71. i had quad tendon surgery and experiencing pain and discomfort after PT. I had wine with dinner. Is it safe to take Hydrocodon Acetaminophen 5-300 six hours after having wine?

  72. I took a hydrocodone about two hours ago it was a 7.5 and had a 16oz beer will I be OK I don’t take pills everyday

  73. I take 7.5 hydrocodone every 8 hours and a 25 mg fentanyl patch every 3 day. Can I drink 2 beers a day. pill at 2 pm and drink 2 beers at 5 pm.

  74. My friend had toyal hip replacement one week ago..takes 2 hydrocodones ever4 hrs.even during the night..drinks5-6 beers and 3-4 shots of vodka a day. Is he in any harm. He said it is none of my business and dors not need my help..He even climbed on a chair to get the vodka..I do not know what to do.

  75. I am having surgery in about a week. I will be on some sort of strong prescribed pain killer i assume, either oxi, percs, or hydros. I am going to a concert two weeks after my surgery and was wondering if it was ok to consume alcohol if the concert is at 7pm and if i stop taking the pain pills the night before around 7 or 8?

  76. so i took a 500 milligram hydrocodone (the 500 means astemetiphine i think) after i took it i drink about half a shot of whiskey. am i okay???

  77. My name is adam and about a month ago I was taking about 7-8 loritab 10s and I never drink but that night I took two loritab and a dose of zquil sleep med then not thinking I took two big shots of whiskey “American honey” then went to bed, after eating a can of salt n vinegar Pringles , then about a hr after I took the shots I went into afib for 7 hrs and they had to shock me back into rythem, now I have had ” pvcs” for about 8 yrs but never drank , I hav not had any more alcohol since and I’m off loritabs, horrible withdrawal by the way, do you think that my afib was caused by that combination?

  78. Hi, I was wondering how long after taking hydros is it safe to drink? Last night I took 5, 7.5 mg pills and tomorrow got invited out after a concert and want to make sure is safe to drink…. I have drank the day after taking hydros before with no problems other than a regular hangover… I assumed 1 day between was fine… And this will be 2 days just want to make sure, thanks

    1. Hi Kaity. Yes, with 2 days between taking the medication and consuming alcohol, you will significantly lower chances of any unwanted effects.

  79. My boyfriend is on 5.325 hydrocodone and he took 2 pills 2 hours ago and he is an alcoholic he is demanding liquor is it dangerous to give him a half a cup of liquor

    1. Hi Cindy. For the patient’s safety, it is never recommended to mix any amount of alcohol with hydrocodone.

  80. My boyfriend took 2 of my hydrocodones 5-325 and he drunk 2 beers and now he’s feeling bad. What should he do?

  81. Hi, my sister took 30 advils and she’d been drinking a 750ml bottle of vodka. She waited close to 30 or more to vomit it all out. Is that enough? I don’t think so, but I don’t know what to say to convince my mother and sister to take her to a doctor.

  82. I take two 10/325 hydrocodone pills a day, I also drink about 3-4 beers nightly. I don’t abuse either one and don’t binge. What are my risks

  83. Hi. I’ve used alchohol moderately all my adult life. That’s an occasional beer, and usually a couple glasses of wine at dinner. My wife and I were made aware of an incident where the person speaking to us knew the father of a fellow who had wine with dinner, then stopped breathing apparently after he went to bed, and died. I’m trying to find the incidence of this occurring. I’m not drinking at all now, but I really miss my occasional craft beer and my dinner wine. I don’t want to make my wife a widow. But it seems to me that odds of death are pretty low. I have been on hydrocodone now for about three years, I’m having a rough time with pain from a crappy back. So I’d like to keep enjoying what I can. Do have any thing scientific to share with me to help me calculate the safety of wine with dinner and my occasional beer? Also, since a drink is pretty well metabolized in an hour. it seems that if I had no alcohol after dinner, I would be very safe (understanding of course that still bad things could happen.) Is that a valid observation? Thanks for your help.

  84. I mixed alcohol with a little bit more than a sip of Hydrocodone yesterday, today I read that it can kill you. Now I’m panicking. What signs and symptoms must you have for it to be time to go to the hospital. Also I have ADHD and am prescribed Adderall that I take every morning. Is it safe for me to take it this morning?

  85. My son Joseph was 16, this past Friday he went out to a party after saying he was spending the night with friends. According to friends Joseph drank a lot of vodka a took five hydrocodone pills. Yesterday morning he was found unresponsive and by that time it was too late. I am so sad by this As he never even had a chance to regret his choice. I know he didn’t mean for this to happen and if he had known he would have never done it. But it’s in Gods hands now. Please do not mix these drugs.

  86. On January 1st my cousin passed away. We were very shocked, as she was only 30 years young. Today I came to find out her autopsy results, finally, and it reads the following: Primary cause of death; Combined toxic effects of ethanol and hydrocodene. PEOPLE, PLEASE don’t mix any amount of alcohol with hydrocodene. She left behind an 11 year old girl, 5 year old boy and 3 year old boy. She went to bed on January 1st at about 3 am, and did not wake up.

  87. I hope this can help someone make their decision before doing this drug.
    I was prescribed hydrocodone for a neck injury awhile back & had no negative side effects except for drowsiness.
    Recently I drank two fairly large glasses of wine and snorted a line of hydrocodone with a friend. I was fine that night, but when I woke up the next morning I threw up everything from the day before, and once I was emptied out I would burp & dry heave until stomach bile came up. I absolutely could not keep anything down & was eventually forced to go to the hospital, or wait for my outcome. My potassium and white blood cell count was extremely low, I was so dehydrated I needed two bags of IV, & a third for potassium. I was given two different shots to counteract the negative affect of this terrible drug mixture. I was there for a total of 8 hours before I was okay to go home & they wanted me to stay a night as well.
    IT IS NOT WORTH IT. Whether or not you’ve taken this drug before, drugs are not bad, drug abuse is bad. Snorting a hydro & drinking is drug abuse. And this is definitely not something I will ever be putting my body or my friends & family through EVER AGAIN.

  88. Saturday I had 3 beers around 4 pm and 2 vodka shots around 11 pm. Next day (Sunday) around 1 pm I took 2 5/325 norcos. And I took one and a half around 6 pm. I’m worried about the Tylenol and alcohol they were separated by 13 hrs its now Monday 10 pm and I feel pretty well besides a little bit of discomfort in my stomach, but I think it’s just In my head should I be worried? I’m 15 years male

    1. Hi Armando. Enough time passed from your alcohol consumption for it to be eliminated from the organism and not interact with your medication. You have no reason to be worried, the two substances had no way to be mixed in your system.

    1. Hello H4ze. Hydrocodone is an opiate, which means it functions as a central nervous system depressant, and so is alcohol. You can see where taking two depressants at the same time can go wrong. Hydrocodone has a short half-life, but I’d suggest waiting at least 5-6 hours before consuming any amount of alcohol.

  89. Carrie: Snorting hydrocodone and drinking tequila is very much akin to taking a revolver, loading it with bullets, putting it to your head and pulling the trigger. If you are not already deceased from this action but have done it, get to a medical professional as quickly as possible. Crushing and snorting a medication alone that is intended for oral use carries a boatload of potentially deadly consequences, least of which is acute respiratory failure. It also indicates that you are highly unstable and are probably, in some way or another, suicidal. The percentage of people who engage in this ridiculously insane practice and die from drowning in their own vomit is extremely high. Flush the pills, pour the tequila down the sink and get to a doctor as quickly as possible…first a primary care or emergency room physician, then a psychiatrist. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about. I won’t waste your time talking about all the moral aspects of what you are suggesting, but I am here to tell you, as a former addict, that IT WILL KILL YOU! Good luck, and let us hear from you. Please…

  90. Hi Peter. I believe it’s best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor or a pharmacist. It really depends on many factors, including your physical well being and health state. Since I cannot assess that, I cannot recommend taking or not taking the meds.

  91. The real dangers are mixing tylenol with alcohol. Hydrocodone contains tylenol. Tylenol and alcohol can both cause serious liver problems, and when combined this chance is much greater. Hydrocodone in itself is not toxic.

  92. Hello. I am taking Norco for pain after a wisdom tooth surgery. Not knowing any better I drank a couple of beers at about midnight for a New Years celebration. The last time I took one was about 4 PM on New Year’s Eve. Am I going to be okay? The dosage is 5-325.

  93. Hello Marilyn. Please call 1-800-222-1222 to be connected with the Poison Control Center. It’s a free help-line where you can talk to a poison expert and explain the situation. They provide information of the risk of overdose and can instruct you on what you should do.

  94. Obviously the impact of mixing these two drugs is dependent on the absolute quantities mixed and the state of health of the individual taking the drugs.

    Can anything be said about the person who enjoys on a regular basis 1 glass of white wine with his dinner meal?

  95. Hi Luis. This wasn’t a smart idea, I hope you know. You might experience some symptoms from this, since they amplify each-others effects. I don’t think you are in any serious risk, but don’t hesitate to ask for medical help if you start experiencing adverse reactions.

  96. Hi Glenda. Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems as well as exacerbating pre-existing mental health difficulties. Abusing both substances at the same time is especially dangerous and may even be lethal.

  97. I take hydrocodone-acetaminophen 5-32 as needed for pain of peripheral neuropathy, about 4 pills a day. I also drink 750 mls of 7% alcohol red wine per night. Am I in serious danger of liver failure?

  98. I used Hydrocodone as pain medication for a broken leg (not abusing it or looking for anything of the sort). I’m looking to see if it’s safe to drink tonight with my friends. I stopped taking Hydrocodone on Monday. Thanks

  99. just want to say that not only the immidiate effects are bad with this combo but the liver damage is significant in each of these individually and disastrous when combined.that should be brought up with most chems anyway.but especially when mixing them. just fyi

  100. I’ve been taking one to three hydrocodone daily 5mg while drinking 12 or so beers. Am I in danger of OD’ing or damaging my internal organs?

  101. Hello Melissa. How much were you drinking? The danger is that both narcotics and alcohol depress breathing. You certainly don’t want to mix the two. While you’ll probably be OK with a couple of beers, if you have more alcohol in our system, it can be potentially dangerous.

  102. I have been drinking all night and stopped pretty late around 5 a.m i consumed 2 norcos 1 hour ago will i be fine or should i be worried?

  103. Thanks Ivana. Im glad to say I was able to make it through the night although barely. I stayed awake the whole night because I was afraid of dying. I did pass out from exhaustion at around 5 am and ended up waking up at 8 late for work lol. Glad to say other than slight exhaustion and being sick to my stomach all of which have faded after a day of rest and well needed food. I was afraid I had done liver damage but ive gotten my apitite back and no more sickness and though you dont want to hear this my urine is also normal colored so I check all out. Needless to say ill make extra sure I havent taken pain meds before drinking or vise versa

  104. Hello Jake. You can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a quick check up. A poison expert will make a free over-the-phone assessment of risks and give you advise. If things get worse Call 911.

  105. Hi Doug. It is not recommended to mix any amounts of hydrocodone and liguor. Doing so could cause health problems and put you at the risk of serious damage to the liver, kidneys, and stomach wall.

  106. Hello,

    Just today I took 3 hydrocodone pain pills that were 7.5 mg with 250 mg Tylenol. A few hours ago I had about 6 shots of vodka and Im kind of worried i may have put myself in great danger. I know you most likely wont be able to answer me in time to calm me down but how dangerous do you think this is? I wasnt thinking about it i take the pain killers for pain from a surgery (i know 3 is too many but 2 dont help enough) but when I went to take them tonight I had forgot i just drank maybe 4 hours at max beforehand. Im calming down a little because its been about 20 minutes and the effects feel normal but im still a tad bit worried. Oh and im a pretty big guy I weigh about 250 or so

  107. I am on antibiotics, and I have a medicated inhaler to help me breath. I have pneumonia. Last night I snorted two and a half pills and got extremely drunk. I blacked out for 5 hours. Don’t remember a thing. I happened to throw up everywhere though. My arms now feel weak and heavy and slightly numb, my body is in intense pain, my heart is beating so fast or so slow I can’t tell. Am I in danger of alcohol poisoning or anything?

  108. Hello, I have been experimenting with whiskey and Vicodin for some time due to the nature of my athletic injuries. The combo is the only thing that takes the pain away. Today I tried crushing some and found they dissolve well in jack Daniels. Is there more risk with this method (rather than consuming the pills whole)?

  109. I went to a concert and took half a 750mg Vicodin early on day then went to concert and drank about 7 beers and a shot of jack….. I later got sick and had memory loss…. I don’t even remember the band taking stage and they wheeled me out in a wheelchair half way through the show??? I wonder if someone drugged my drink or what happened??? I have drank a lot more than that at past concerts and have taken 1 Vicodin too and never had that happen. Any thoughts???

  110. I’m taking hydrocodone post-op (10mg every 4-6 hours). How long after a dose must I wait until it’s safe to have a drink or two?

  111. Hello Teressa. What you are describing in your comment, the prescribed dose being effective only for the first few weeks and then you needing to increase the dosage in order to get the wanted effects is tolerance. The problem is, your body can quickly develop tolerance to the increased dose too, and constant increase of doses can lead to dependence and addiction.

    Itching is a common side effect from the hydrocodone in the Norco. You need to bring this to the attention of the prescribing doctor. In the meantime, try some soothing cream for your skin itches, such as Aveno oatmeal cream or some other over-the-counter cream that has hydrocortisone in it for itch and inflammation relief.

  112. I was prescribed Norco 325/10 1 tablet twice daily for my Fibromylgia and that worked for a couple weeks but started feeling like I needed more for the pain so I have been taken 2 in the morning and 2 at night. Is this too much? Also, it makes my skin itch especially my nose.

  113. Hydrocodone stimulates me for some reason. I can’t sleep when I take them. I’ve read that some people have this happen besides me. I am not a drinker so I have no problem there. But if I take a couple hydrocodones and drink a couple cups of coffee, I can’t sleep all night. I normally drink about 6 cups of coffee a day anyway, and have no trouble sleeping because my body is used to the caffeine. But add a couple Hydrocodones and I can forget about sleeping for at least 15 hours.

  114. I mixed hydros and Bacardi on one stupid night. I completely blacked out. I have no memories except random little moments like looking out the window of a car or at the back of my friends head. Thank god I was with good friends who got me home safe and sound. If I was in any other situation I’m sure I would have been in trouble. At one point they thought I had over dosed but apparently I popped up and told them how to get to my house. I will never again mix these two substances. Take the warnings seriously people.

  115. I have a degenerative back condition AND high blood pressure, sigh. The back pain is chronic and becomes debilitating at times. The amlodipine I take for the blood pressure helps a bit, but it’s not impressive. When I kick back at night and the back pain I’ve endured ALL day finally wins I have an impressive screwdriver and ONE hydrocodone 5/500 and shortly the pain level is diminished to almost nothing. The only side effects are a mild ‘buzz’-that I can live with, and a significant blood pressure drop to the upper 120s over 70s. There are no other noticeable effects from the combination of alcohol and hydrocodone and I do not have anymore to drink or take anymore or other drugs.

  116. I drinked 1 5/325 norco on thursday and 1 on friday. But i started drinking beer on saturday around 7 in the afternoon and it has been already 4 days and i dont feel good do you think my body is toxicated because of the norco?

  117. Hello Jack. Drinking and taking hydrocodone is especially dangerous because it slows the autonomic nervous system activities of breathing and heart rate. I think that this is the main concern from experts who advise against drinking on hydrocodone, but you can always check in with your prescribing physician and/or a local pharmacist about their take on it.

  118. I usually drink 3-4 beers after getting home from work. About an hour before bed, I take one or two 5/325 hyrdocodone to help with back pain and to aid in a restful night’s sleep. I usually feel great, fall asleep easily, and sleep soundly. Specifically, what health risks are associated with this? Please don’t just say, “You should never mix the two.” Please explain why, in low doses, this could cause a health risk. Thank you!

  119. Not planning on doing it again, but I took about 4 shots of 96% vodka, and a grand total of a single hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5. My alcohol tolerance is pretty high. I am 21 years old, 5’7″, and about 130 lbs. I am aware that mixing opioids and alcohol is not advised, is this dose going to kill me?

  120. I had 2 1/2 beers and one small shot about 4 hours ago and I want to take 2 hyrdos that contains 10 mg I have previous history with medication but am no longer on them. Could I OD from that little bit of beer? I rarely drink.

  121. Hello Elizabeth. You can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a quick check up. And ask your friend about the dosing: tablet or liquid, how many mg. of hydrocodone, etc. Then, consider your relationship with the “friend” who put the drink together.

  122. my husband is 67 and an alcoholic. Drinks over a fifth of whiskey a week, plus quite a lot of beer. He has been diagnosed with a very bad cake of psoriasis and psoriactic arthiritis. He takes humira shot each week. He’s on Norvasc, and lisinopil for high blood pressure. takes methotrexate. Plavix, Mobic, folic acid, hydrocodone and a few other prescriptions daily. I’ve been told by many he can’t live long with all the pi;;s painkillers and alcohol. Could you give me some input?

  123. I have actually found that drinking while on hydrocodone, particularly lorcet, makes you unable to feel the normal effects of alcohol. I don’t think it works this way for everyone but definitely for alcoholics. Therefor you end up drinking more. Also, once the pills begging to wear off the alcohol comes in strong. Severely drunk the next day. And noxious. These pills are scary.

  124. Hello ND. You can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an eval and medical advice. Also, be sure to follow up by talking with a psychologist. The decision to take so many hydrocodone at once must be prompted by deep feelings that you can explore together.

  125. Last night I was drinking a lot of vodka and I had a third of a prescribed bottle of hydrocodone. Now in the morning I’ve thrown up twice and I’ve felt noxious and have had a headache for hours. The right side of my right leg is numb. Please help me to know if I should visit the doctor or if that’s not necessary

  126. I take one hydrocodone every 12 hrs, and drink two glasses of red wine at nite. Is that still dangerous? And if so, what does it do?

  127. If I took one dose of liquid hydrocodone late tonight and one dose late tomorrow night could I have a bottle of beer in the late afternoon tomorrow?

  128. Hello KG. I’d suggest that you contact your state’s attorney general’s office. There may be some legal action that you can take to get your father into the custody of the state and into addiction treatment. Additionally, you should be able to file a complaint against his prescribing doctor. If you need additional help, you might contact a licensed clinical social worker to learn about your options. My best wishes go out to you.

  129. My father takes hydrocodone and xanax daily. Hes at about 14 hydrocodone a day (well above the maximum) and can’t accurately figure out how many xanax he takes. On top of this, he is an alcoholic.. He is taking way too many of these pills (claims he NEEDS them) and mixes them with alcohol and does not eat. Hes been on this medication for many years. We can’t talk about his addiction (s) and thanks to the Hippa Law his doctor prescribing him all of these meds refuses to speak with us. This doctor is killing my father. What is there for us to do?! My best friends mother just recently passed away at 46 suddenly due to an overdose of hydrocodone. But he refused to believe it. Please help us.

  130. Hello K. In an acute situation like this, you can call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a medical opinion.

  131. My friend is 6’2 and weighs 175. He took 2 7.5mg hydrocodones, smoked marijuana and drank 7-8 beers. When will it be safe for him to go to sleep? His pupils are slightly small, he is extremely tired, a little nauseous and his eyes are red.

  132. Hi John. That’s strange, as both medications are central nervous system depressants. But I’m no expert. I’d suggest that you speak with a pharmacist to understand this chemical response better.

  133. I took one 5mg hydrocodone and 3 hrs later i drink one beer at night arond 7pm and i couldnt sleep at all,im still awake the next day. My heart was racing fast, What can i take to stop my heart from racing so i can get me some sleep?

  134. I just took 4 7.5 hydrocodone/acetaminophenen and have 4 beers nows, with 3 bfore taking the pills, is this something serious I should be worried about???

  135. My granddaughters, guardian who is a nurse posted.. Loratabs and vodka when mixed in right proportion is a hook up when your sick!! No truth to that at all right???

  136. My son is taking 6 to 8 lortaps daily and drinking at least 2 16 oz beers daily. What kind of damage is he causes his health?

  137. Hello WM. Hydrocodone can induce vomiting and nausea on its own. Have you been prescribed hydrocodone in the past or tried it while NOT drinking? Also, drinking on hydrocodone can slow down your central nervous system and isn’t recommended ever.

  138. I drink everyday , beers , today I took two hydro condones hours b4 I drank , I was on my third beer n violently threw up , is that from the mixture of the two?

  139. Hi Kara. Avoid alcohol completely while on hydrocodone. If you can’t NOT take a drink…you might want to consider why you can’t give it up…

  140. I got my tonsils out 12 days ago, and was prescribed liquid hydrocodone. I have an outting (where alcohol will be present) tomorrow, and am still taking 10ml of hydrocodone 1-2 times a day for the pain. I am not taking it to reach an altered state of mind. would it be completely dangerous to have a few drinks a couple hours after taking 10 ml of hydrocodone?

  141. Hello Ryan,
    Thanks so much for the kind words. I do believe in God and we are praying everyday. I am asking for his direction and help. Your kind comment meant so much to me and helped in restoring my faith 🙂

    I thinks she has stopped the drinking. She is acting normal again. She just suffers from so much pain.

    God Bless You 🙂

  142. Pray. Find out more about Jesus. He is a healing God and fixing your baby girl is something he can do. You just have to believe in him and ask him for direction.

  143. My daughter has lyme disease and is suffers from much pain. However she has started drinking vodka with 2 to 3 of the loritab 10.
    she is only allowed 3 pain pills a day. Now she is on iv antibiotics. The problem is that she will drink a fifth of vodka and mix with some of the pills. She becomes violent and also has episodes of passing out for just a minute or two and then she is back to acting crazy. She is 25 years old and has been sick for 4 years. She has been on the iv antibiotics for 4 months. This drinking thing started about 2 months ago. My heart is breaking and I am so lost. I just don’t know what to do. I could put her in rehad but she will loose home health care and her doctor will no longer give her the antibiotics. She is better now than she has been in 4 years. Her father and I do not know what to do. These meds are her only CHANCE of getting rid of this disease. If she looses her home health, insurance will no longer pay for the meds even if we could get another doctor to prescribe it. The meds are 4,000 a month. Without some help from insurance we could no way afford this alone. However I love my daughter and I don’t won’t her to overdose. She of course says she doesn’t have a problem and she does not need therapy but I know differently. She has gone as for as jumping off her balcony and breaking her arm in several places. She is having these crazy episodes every few days. Can anyone help me.

  144. Hi Jack. Sounds like you’re pretty much describing an overdose. You can check in with emergency room staff or the poison control center near you. But the numbness and slowed breathing and blacking out sounds like an overdose. You were lucky to have not taken a fatal amount of either.

  145. Last night was my first time taking hydrocodone. I took two 7.5 mg tablets (15mg total), but only a total of 750 mg apap (375 each). I also had a lot to drink, probably a total of 4 beers, 5 or 6 shots of vodka, and half a bottle of wine. My question is how to tell if I OD’d. I’m assuming i didnt considering it was only 15mg and it might be a stupid question (but i just dont know), but at one point a lot of my body was numb and i was breathing really slowly, and eventually i just blacked out. This is definitely something i will not be doing again, ever. so basically, how do you know if you overdose. what does it feel like, etc..?

  146. Hello Faye. I’d suggest that if you are considering drinking while on opioids you consult your doctor for more information. This is more of a lifestyle issue, and you should learn more about what your options are in terms of pain management if you want to drink while taking these drugs.

  147. I take 3 pillows of hydrocodone 7.5 a day and 1 patch 25 mcg/h of Fentanyl Transdermal system. I change patches every other day .If I drink 3 or 4 beers every 2 or 3 days am I in danger

  148. Hi Jane. Syrups or solutions (clear liquid) containing hydrocodone are basically the same as pills that contain hydrocodone. One dose = 1 tsp = 1 tablet. What is the dosage of hydrocodone in the liquid.

    While one dose combined with two unit is likely to make you very drowsy and slow the nervous system, mixing one dose of hydrocodone liquid with alcohol ONE TIME will most likely not lead to overdose, or death. High doses of hydrocodone or repeated hydrocodone dosing combined with high levels of alcohol can lead to respiratory depression (slowed breathing), slowed heart rate and eventual loss of consciousness. It is this state that is a sign of overdose and can lead to death.

    But for your health, stay away from mixing any alcohol with any opiate or opioid medication! Regardless of its form!

  149. If you take liquid hydrocodone with a couple of shots of alcohol can that kill you? Say hypothetically the bottle says 1 tsp every 4 hours and you take an ounce with two shots of alcohol..can that kill you?

  150. Hi Jill. It seems that the worst is past your brother, although he is probably dehydrated and in need of fluids. I would suggest, however, that he see a medical doctor ASAP for a health check and for suggestions on recovery.

  151. My brother overdosed by taking 3 10mg hydrocodones and a lot of alcohol within a three hour period three days ago. He belched really long and then got very sick (spent two days in bathroom with dry heaves). He is still feeling very weak and dizzy. Is he still in danger?

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