Is it safe to drink beer while taking norco pain medication

Not Medical Advice: Norco contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, and doctors advise patients to avoid taking Norco if they have recently consumed alcohol. While taking acetaminophen, drinking alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.

To make sure Norco is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease
  • cirrhosis
  • history of alcoholism or drug addiction
  • diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease
  • bowel obstruction, severe constipation
  • colostomy or ileostomy
  • kidney disease
  • low blood pressure
  • dehydrated;
  • history of head injury, brain tumor, stroke
  • asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing disorders

Take Norco exactly as prescribed. Narcotic pain medicine may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Misuse of narcotic medication can cause addiction, overdose or death, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. For more info, see Drugs.com - Norco.

According to a government study, doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers. Read more at Los Angeles Times.

Updated on Monday, March 17 2014 at 05:02AM EDT
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