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Mixing oxycodone with alcohol

Mixing oxycodone with alcohol

Are you considering mixing oxycodone with alcohol?

Weigh in on the risks and dangers of oxycodone get high here. We review what happens in your body when you mix oxycodone with alcohol. And we outline what can go wrong. Plus, we invite you to ask your questions about mixing oxycodone and alcohol at the end.

Oxycodone and alcohol effects

Some people mix oxycodone and alcohol to enhance the euphoric high of oxycodone by adding a sedative quality to the experience. In self-reported examples, people have reported some of these effects:

  • euphoria, a deep sense of well-being
  • dizziness
  • dream state
  • itchiness
  • relaxation
  • wandering mind
  • short attention span

However, oxycodone chemically reacts with alcohol and has additive effects in the body and brain when combined. In other words, the effects of oxycodone are increased by simultaneous use of alcohol and are similar to an overdose, or taking too much oxycodone. And vice versa. And not all the additive central nervous system effects are enjoyable. In particular, oxycodone hydrochloride may be expected to cause respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma or death when used with alcohol.

Dangers of mixing oxycodone and alcohol

When alcohol is taken with oxycodone, dangerous side effects can occur. Why? Mainly because mixing alcohol and oxycodone can intensify the effects of both alcohol and oxycodone. And alcohol in particular can trigger additive central nervous system depressive effects when used with oxycodone. Some potentially dangerous effects of mixing oxycodone with alcohol include:

  • difficult breathing
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • impaired motor control
  • memory problems
  • overdose
  • slowed breathing
  • unusual behavior

Additionally, you may not have considered that oxycodone can enhance the effects of alcohol itself. Alcohol is a sedative and can make you sleepy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Drinking while taking oxycodone may result in trouble concentrating or lowered mechanical skill performance which can put you in danger (especially when driving or operating machinery). Plus, you can black out from drinking too much, or lose consciousness. Although it may not seem obvious, you are also at risk of falls or serious injuries when mixing oxycodone with alcohol. Older people are especially vulnerable to these risks.

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Oxycodone and alcohol overdose

Risk of overdose on oxycodone increases when used concurrently with alcohol. This is because the combination of alcohol and oxy’s are “synergistic”, so that the effect of taking mixed drugs is greater than the effect one would expect if taking the drugs separately. Although oxycodone hydrochloride tablets should always be used with caution, safe or conservative doses of oxycodone include reduced dosage (1/3 to 1/2 of the usual dosage) when alcohol is also in your system in order to prevent overdose. Although some users report more dosing control by delaying drinking until oxycodone effects begin, the truth is that self-dosing when combining drugs is always risky.

Oxycodone and alcohol deaths

Alcohol is one of the most prevalent drugs used in combination with oxycodone that can cause death. In fact, death can even result if you drink alcohol in combination with the usual doses of oxycodone hydrochloride, especially the extended-release tablets. In order to prevent death from overdose or accident, you can make the decision to NOT DRINK ALCOHOL when taking oxycodone.

Is it safe to drink on oxycodone?

No. Mixing alcohol and oxycodone increases the intoxicating effects of both alcohol and oxycodone. To be sure, you can always ask your prescribing doctor about the safe use of alcoholic beverages while you are taking oxycodone. Still, the FDA warns against mixing the two at all. Some drug labels for oxycodone products read:

Do not drink alcohol. Using alcohol with oxycodone hydrochloride may increase your risk of dangerous side effects, including death.

Mixing oxycodone alcohol questions

Do you still have questions about mixing oxycodone with alcohol or other substances? Please leave your oxycodone 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 oxycodone and alcohol are also welcome.

Reference Sources: NIAAA pamphlet: Harmful Interactions, Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
Medline Plus: Oxycodone
PubMed: Oxycodone involvement in drug abuse deaths
FDA: Oxycodone hydrochloride oral solution medication guide
DailyMed: Oxycodone drug label

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81 Responses to “Mixing oxycodone with alcohol
4:02 am April 2nd, 2012

I take oxycodone slow release for back pain and drink alcohol often,i’m worried about my liver due to a blood test i had 2 weeks ago and i am going to stop drinking and i also want to lower my doses of oxycodone.I’v started drinking carrot and celery juice in the mornings. How long would it take for my liver to repair itself.Also is there anything else i can do to help my liver repair.

12:12 am September 8th, 2012

Rachel, you should look into Chanca Piedra, which is stated to “combat a number of afflictions including … chemical-driven liver damage”.

6:44 pm September 28th, 2012


I have been prescribed oxycodone as a result of the removal of my four wisdom teeth. I took 5mg of oxycodone at around 8:45 AM and plan to consume alchohol the same evening. Should I not be consuming alcohol, how long after should I wait to consume alcohol?



2:48 pm October 17th, 2012

Hi Connor. Once the action of oxycodone has worn off (usually 4-6 hours after dosing), you can consider drinking in the hours that follow. But I would personally wait another 12 hours after the effects have passed before consuming another central nervous system depressant.

12:53 am December 29th, 2012

nathan been taking 2-3 Norcos 10 mg at once. Once a day ..everyday for two years..usually in the AM . I consume a pint of vodka in the evenings. My question is . I took two 5mg oxycodones at 11 am . And I plan to drink my usual. It’s 8 pm now. How likely is it to have a serious problem? I know its not safe but after this amount of time on being on opiates is it fatal?

10:39 am December 31st, 2012

Hi Nathan. Daily drinking and dosing on oxycodone is not a good idea, especially for your liver. Chronic use of opioids combined with drinking can lead to liver damage or failure. And given the amount of drinking…I think that the issue is really about learning what compels you to drink and use opiates. A serious problem will develop in the long term. But it sounds like you are already facing possible alcoholism or drug addiction.

In terms of risk of fatality, I’d suggest that you call your local Poison Control Center. The national hotline is 1-800-222-1222. They can provide you with more accurate information about overdose potential.

3:25 am March 29th, 2013

On two seperate occasions within a week, I drank a half glass of wine and 4 hours later took 1/2 tab of 5/325 Oxycodene,
Is there a need for concern?

5:23 am April 11th, 2013

Hello GG. Alcohol metabolizes much faster than oxycodone, and usually clears the system in a hour (per unit of alcohol). Given that you drank 1/2 unit of alcohol, the depressant should have cleared your system before opioid dosing. And it seems that you report no negative or adverse side effects. I’d suggest, however, that you speak with your prescribing doctor about drinking and taking oxycodone. Get medical clearance and a better understanding of the risks!

1:33 am June 3rd, 2013

I’ve read that addiction to oxycodone can vary by an individuals tolerance level based on how much or long they have been using. With that in mind my husband has been taking it for three years at 30 mg a day. Is it possible that he is not addicted? He shows signs of adverse effects and rejects the idea of addiction and will not allow me to speak to his dr.

8:47 am June 3rd, 2013

Hello Sandy. If he’s taking oxycodone as prescribed, he may physically dependent on it but not psychologically dependent. But his secretiveness and protectiveness signal that he may be getting more out of use than simple therapeutic effect. Have you noticed other behavioral signs that might indicate he’s addicted? Also, does he have medical need for the oxycodone?

2:46 pm June 18th, 2013

I lost my cousin six months ago following taking Oxydocone pain reliever with alcohol, he simply went to sleep and never woke up. The coroners report shows the cause of death was due to the Oxycodone/alochol mix but ruled accidental death. There is not enough awareness about the dangers of this drug. Lives ruined, families broken and trails of devastation left in its wake.

2:40 am September 6th, 2013

I’m taking oxy 15mg. Abusing them by insuffuration. Take around 90mg a day mixed with alcohol usually about 10-12 drinks. It’s all about your tolerance. If you are not tolerant to the medication, then your risk of overdose is greatly increased, especially when mixing with another downer. I’ve taken 60 mgs so far today and had about 5 beers but im completely lucid. Be smart and safe. Caution is opiates best friend.

11:31 am September 13th, 2013

Hi Enno. We do not condone or support mixing oxycodone with alcohol….ever. Given the pattern of use, it’s possible that you’re addicted to oxy’s and/or alcohol. You can call 1-800-662-HELP to seek treatment for possible opiate addiction. We wish you the best.

Jerry Kennedy
4:46 pm November 27th, 2013

My mail order refill of Percocet 10MG-325mg is delayed due to nit picking insurance stipulations and probably will not be processed for 2 to 3 weeks. When my on hand supply is finished in a week or less may I drink vodka to self medicate until refill is received in mid December? I stopped drinking 3 years ago when my Doctor prescribed Percocet.
This is a serious inquiry and I am not going to mix the two. I have contacted my Doctor & Pharmacy to expedite refill but to no avail.

Jerry Kennedy
5:12 pm November 27th, 2013

Sorry but Further, I suppose I was addicted to alcohol most of my adult life although I functioned in business, marriage and as a responsible homeowner. Now I get nothing from Percocet other than rheumatoid – osteo arthritis relief. no buzz No high just no pain. If however I miss a dose the arthritis discomfort is unbearable. The potential for alcohol dependency of course exists but I know that I can handle the cold turkey again.

8:39 pm November 27th, 2013

Hi Jerry. I have heard of clinical cases, like yours, of people who drink to self-medicate for physical pain. I would suggest that you look into alternatives for osteo arthritis relief instead of drinking. It seems like an extremely risky move, in my (non medically qualified) opinion.

2:00 am November 28th, 2013

My question was related to using alcohol temporarily in lieu of Percocet. My Doctor, my health care provider & my mail order by contract pharmacy are in a three way pi**ing contest holding up my meds due to t’s not being crossed & i’s not being doted. Within a few days over the holiday weekend I am enroute to being med less. What do you think about vodka as an alternative to percocet until all three are singing out of the same book? This is a serious question and really has nothing to do with drinking while taking Percocet. The pain continues while the meds are on hold.

4:55 am January 2nd, 2014

If I were to take 4 oxycocet’s after being completely wasted , and woke up the next day feeling like crap, would there be any long term damages to my innerds ?

8:36 pm January 2nd, 2014

Hello Bryce. Acute effects of oxycodone do not persist after the medication has been metabolized from the body. So, you’re probably in the clear…but check in with a family doctor or general physician if you suspect injury to your internal organs as the result of drug or alcohol overdose.

11:11 am January 4th, 2014

I took oxycodone for back pain relief and took a shot of tequila seven hours later. It has now been eleven hours since the oxycodone and three and a half hours since the tequila. Is it ok to go to sleep or should I wait?

1:52 pm January 22nd, 2014

Hello N. It’s difficult to advise on actions after mixing opioids with alcohol, especially without a full understanding of the context and your previous exposure to both CNS depressants. Oxycodone usually is active for 4-6 hours; alcohol metabolizes one drink per hour in the body. Please call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for more specific advice on your situation.

9:39 pm February 13th, 2014

This is on the extreme end of the spectrum but I just want everyone to be careful.
I’m sure you are taking it for the right reasons but I still would like to chime in and ask everyone to be careful.
My brother abused the drug oxycodone while drinking and passed away.
Fell asleep and seized to breathe.
Although he wasn’t taking it responsibly I would personally never take the risk knowing that.
Goodluck to all.

Paul Moore
1:51 pm June 18th, 2014

My good friend 70 years old is dying of cancer He hopes to live another 3 months. He loves to drink champagne with his heavy oxycotin dosages. Do you think this could kill him?

10:30 pm August 8th, 2014

I have injured my back and have been on oxycodone for a week. I’m doing much better and took the last oxy pill about 12 hours ago. At what point would I be safe to have an alcoholic drink?

4:14 am August 9th, 2014

I’ve been using Oxycodone since April, this year, due to a broken elbow and post-surgery complications. I don’t drink a lot, but I do describe myself as a “weekend alcoholic”. I don’t drink to have fun, I have fun drinking and being an obnoxious ass. Anyway, I mistakenly took my daily pill in the midst of rounds because my wife asked if I’d taken it yet. I was going to wait until the next day, but I was woozy enough to automatically obey her. About 2 hours later, I broke into a cold sweat and got so dizzy I HAD to get to bed. I have severe apnea. I was up ALL night, with air pushing into my face, and didn’t sleep again until the FOLLOWING morning. Falling asleep and never waking up was not a problem. I didn’t see anything about insomnia in your mixed-narcotic article. Why?

6:23 am August 9th, 2014

Hi Scott.

It sounds like you’ve experienced alcohol intoxication followed by oxycodone side effects. This article is crafted more for those who dose simultanesouly; from what I’ve read, insomnia is a side effect that can occur during drug or alcohol withdrawal. I wonder if it’s related to your body processing excessive amounts of alcohol? I’d suggest that you check in with a pharmacist, toxicologist, or and MD who specializes in addictions for some qualified answers.

4:22 am August 17th, 2014

I took 3 5mg ocxy pills and drank 1.65 bottles of white wine. I passed out and woke up in the morning running to the toilet puking. with extreme pounding headache. will not do that again.

1:37 pm September 10th, 2014

I chew 20mg oxys then usually have a night of drinking. The effect is bang, within 15 minutes.
I have found that I nod of while I am talking to people. I dont know if this is a good thing or not

3:20 pm September 10th, 2014

Hi James. I believe you know that mixing oxycodone and alcohol is not a good idea. Chewing turns the narcotic into an IR, and consumption of alcohol may also accelerate the release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal.

3:41 am October 15th, 2014

I took 10 mg of Percocet and drank about 6 beers. I felt extremely nauceaous and felt hot and couldn’t cool down. I forced my self to sleep only to wake up with the same problem. I am not throwing up and I am still hungry and thirsty. Nothing has changed except nausea. It has been 3 days and the nausea has become more of disoriented feeling and I am very irritable but is more manageable now. And if it is silent my ears begin to ring like there is a bee or fly but not that loud. This is a very strange feeling and not sure if it has to do with the pills and drinking or if it was just a coincidence. I also just got over a cold that lasted for a week.

Craig K.
6:25 am October 18th, 2014

How soon can I expect to start feeling better after mixing alcohol and oxycodone? The symptoms have me felling miserable. Never again.

6:42 pm November 11th, 2014

Nauseated, can’t eat, mild ache in intestines, today is 3rd day. Could it be related to having taken 6 oxycodone 10-325 and having about 10 vodka drinks in one night, albeit over several hours?

7:52 pm November 13th, 2014

I have been taking 20mg oxycodone slow release tablets daily for a week. I dont have any today and want to take a shot or two of liquire to ease my pain. Is this okay?

5:05 am December 10th, 2014

One of my family members mixes alcohol, oxycodone and valium. What is this doing to their body and will it kill them eventually. I am really worried……

Dave S.
10:34 pm December 18th, 2014

I have a degenerative arthritic hip issue and have been taking ½ hydrocodone (750mg) twice nightly along with ibuprofen while performing as a food server in a busy restaurant. The team always takes a shot of tequila in transition when the restaurant closes and we go to “bar service only,” and I usually follow with a beer or two while closing shop for the next hour or so. This has been my regiment for almost half a year, and gets me through the shift with relative comfort, and marginal side effects.
History: If this were twenty years ago, I would simply take “twice as many, twice as often,” and drink until I’d drop. But my priorities have since shifted, and I prefer survival above my ultimate demise.
My surgeon has recently prescribed oxycodone (5mg) for the weeks leading to my total hip replacement. How might these compare to the hydrocodone 750s if I take one (1) twice nightly and proceed as described above?

9:48 am January 6th, 2015

I am fairly new to mixing pain pills with alcohol. I have started recently to enhance my high since I have a fairly high tolerance of alcohol. Tonight I took 10mg of oxycodone and have drank a bottle of wine (and still drinking…), I am getting really sleepy and starting to nod off. I just want to make sure I am safe to fall asleep, or should I try to stay awake to make sure I am ok. Also, will the 10mg of oxycodone show up in a drug test (urine) in the next 24 hours if it is the only pain meds I have taken in a few weeks?

2:40 am March 11th, 2015

I am enrolled in pain management and am taking 5 mg Oxycodone 2x daily along with 75mg Lyrica 2x and Meloxicam 15mg 1x and before bed I take Nortriptaline 25mg. Today I took my meds at 2pm and by 4pm I was still in pain so I drank a couple glasses of wine and it really helped the pain. I am not trying to get high I just want to manage the pain. When I do this i am not driving or doing anything that would endanger me or anyone else. I know I can ask my doctor but I thought I would ask here as well. I actually have taken narcotics before and have drank small amounts of alcohol for over 4 years now. Thank you for you consideration.

7:50 pm April 15th, 2015

I gave up drinking about 5 years ago, i was a heavy drinker, i was drinking 15-20 pints of lager about 3-4 nights a week, more at weekends.Due to present circumstances i feel like drinking again but not so heavy this time however i am currently taking 200mg of oxycodone sr, 600mg pregabalin sr, 50mg etorixib and 225mg venlaflaxine, would it be wise to start drinking again on this amount

10:01 am April 16th, 2015

I literally NEVER DRINK, but tonight i downed about….eleven shots of rum, and that was at like, maybe the last one at 10:00pm or ago, it’s now1:00am, and itook one 10 mg oxy, which i have never taken before. Should i be worried about not waking up?

10:19 am April 16th, 2015

Hi Megan. I believe you’ll be OK, but just to be sure you can Call the Poison Contol Center on 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison expert who will assess the risk of overdose and provide guidance on what you should do next, if needed.

10:49 am April 16th, 2015

Hi Shaun. Those are a lot of medications you are taking to be throwing in alcohol to the whole mix. I wouldn’t advise you to do so. Why don’t you try getting into counseling or psychotherapy as a way of handling the recent situations that are compelling you to start drinking again.

9:37 pm May 6th, 2015

Hi. My 16 year old son was at the river with some friends. Some adults showed up with varies other people due to the river running and was all gonna float swim or cook out. Any way a woman mixed my son two drinks he said the first was nasty so she then gave him a drink of her tea. His friends told me that he started falling and acting drunk. So his buddy was giving him Gatorade and water. They then came back into town when he said mom I think I got too much sun and am dehydrated. That’s how I found out about the drinks. I then I asked him what else happened did he smoke something take anything…. And he said yea my head was killing me so I took some aspirin.
At 5:00am he woke me up and said mom something is wrong please take me to the hospital. So we went they started an IV with saline and drue labs. I find out tomorrow the BAL. But he tested positive for hydrocodone and oxycodone. His pee looked like strong tea. Today is the first day he has color. My son is an athlete. Hates pills only asked for an aspirin cause he was out of BC powder. Please tell me my son will be ok.

3:46 pm May 21st, 2015

Hello Ladonna. How is your son doing? I really hope he recovered fast and he will never take drinks from strangers again.

4:21 am May 26th, 2015

Doctor prescribed me percocet 10/325 every 4-6 hours after a failed back surgery. Ive been taking 3 (very rarely 4) a day for 8 months. I just took my last pill today Monday @ 8:30pm and am not planning to pick up my new Rx. I am getting married Thursday @ the beach and was wondering if it was ok to drink alcohol. I would have been without pain meds for 48 hours. Will it be safe by then? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

10:25 am May 26th, 2015

Hi Keith. Yes, 48 hours sound like a fair amount of time to wait for percs to get out of your system. It will be safe for you to drink on your wedding. And, CONGRATULATIONS :)

8:14 pm May 26th, 2015

I take half of a 10/325 twice a day for a total of 10mg Oxy a day.. i do enjoy a drink in the evenings and have been doing this for almost 3 months now. At that low dosage, and by drink I mean a couple glasses of wine or 1 very strong gin/tonic, am I risking an overdose? I would think no but just thought I would put it out there. Thanks

4:39 am July 2nd, 2015

My husband is prescribed 120 Percocet by his Dr per month, these pills last him approx 2 weeks, he is then buying them off the street for the remainder of the month, he is also an alcoholic, he drinks 18 beer every day, I have threatened to leave if he don’t get help, my threats are useless, how long can he continue living this way before it starts affecting his health, it’s been almost 5 years since he starting taking perks with the dosage increasing, he started with taking 2 per day and now he’s up to taking 7 or 8 a day

5:01 pm July 14th, 2015

I have just been prescribed oxycodone by my pain specialist , but I like like 2 or 3 cans of beer only as a night cap, would it be ok to still do this on oxycodone? I never go out drinking and i only drink 3.8% or 4% volume lager.


4:50 am July 22nd, 2015

My children’s father died 3 months ago. He has had alcohol issues for years but was going to a pain management doctor after his back surgery did not work. The autopsy came back today that he died due to the oxycodone and alcohol he consumed. Now he will not see his daughter graduate next week from college or walk her down the aisle next spring nor see how successful his son is becoming. He chose to drink over choosing his children. Please love your family enough to not mix the two.

11:22 pm July 24th, 2015

I want to drink tomorrow, I 20mg every 3hours. If I stopped now and took ibuprofen instead would it be out of my system by tomorrow?

5:43 pm July 26th, 2015


5:28 pm August 9th, 2015

My brother passed away from Mixed Toxicology of Oxycodone and Ethanol. I pray that people on this forum stopy playing around and realize this shit is really dangerous!! (sorry for cursing) My question is I want to know what exactly happened to my brother? Does the mix of both put you to sleep until you just stop breathing? DId he have a heart attack or liver failure?? It states in the Coronors report, “Pulmonary congestion and profuse, frothy edema fluid arising from the oral cavity and extending over the lower face region with visceral congestion. there was Biventricular hypertrophy, heart, heart weight 415grams, Visceral congestion was evident. )
Presence of ethanol, oxycodone, noroxycodon, hydromorphone with noroxymorphone confirmed in urine but not in blood. cause of death is mixed prescription drug and ethanol intoxication..
after reading that.. what happened?? heart attack, drugs just caused my brother to stop breathing?? causing a coma and heart failure?? i’m still trying to figure all this out. nothing will bring back my brother, but i’d at least like to know how this happened!

thank you

7:00 am August 16th, 2015

I took oxi and mixed it witch alchocol, about 2 and a half mo the ago. Had the worst night of my life, felt like I had a huge panic attack. Since then I’ve been sober and a week after that incident I was feeling normal, still se anxiety of course because my life was at risk.but I made it through the night without going to the doctor.i only tried oxi that one time but lately I’ve been feeling super anxious.i have been going through some changes in my life ( changing close friends).so I’m wondering if the oxi could have badly affected my brain or am I just being paranoid and depressed from other factors in my life? Thanks for reading this ud really be helping me out.

7:47 am October 31st, 2015

I am prescribed 5/325 percocet.i drank a 40 oz.of beer from 5 pm to 9 back is really hurting me will it hurt to take my 15 mg percocet?

11:30 pm November 4th, 2015

How much oxycodone can kill you while drinking alcohol? If I take 5 mg and drink at the same time will I die? I need to know if I NEED to take less

3:12 am November 8th, 2015

My husband is a cancer survivor but now he is hooked on oxycodone, morphine, alcohol. and marijuana, he is out of control not sure where to turn or what to do, I do not want to have to leave my home but I do not know how to get him help. All of his medication is prescribed and they give him enough to kill him. Why and how do Dr.”s do this to people ?

8:03 am November 15th, 2015

A friend of mine overdosed on Oxycodone and vodka. They treated him and after being released they have had to readmit him now for bleeding from the eyes and mouth. Any idea why or what caused this? Was told he is unresponsive. Having been an EMT years back am curious as to what might have happened and what treatment might help him. This happened earlier today.

12:15 pm November 20th, 2015

Hi James. How horrible! I have no clue about what may have caused the bleeding. Did the doctors give any diagnosis since then?

10:00 pm November 22nd, 2015

I take 5mg of Oxycodone 4 x day. Once at 2 PM and 3 at bedtime to allay the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Is it safe for me to have a glass of wine with dinner?

4:54 am November 25th, 2015

I usually take 45 mg of oxycodone a day. Today I started a new job at a restaurant and they had a wine tasting. I tasted some of the wines but did not drink even a half a glass. Is it safe to take my prescription its been 2 hours since the tasting

8:23 pm November 26th, 2015

Hello Richard. It is not recommended to mix medications with alcohol. I suggest you not to, but it’s your call.

9:21 pm November 26th, 2015

In response to Joann from11/8. How do you find doctors that will easily prescribe the stuff? I take 10 mg. everyday for a failed foot surgery and it is a very mild dose but doctors in our area are being shut down left and right. There is only one doctor in our area who will prescribe it and they only take certain forms of insurance. Finding it very hard to just get the minimum of what I need. I live close to Fairbanks, AK so maybe it is different in the lower 48 but they are really cracking down on this stuff and making it very hard to get. I worry sometimes that I will be left suffering someday.

1:15 am November 27th, 2015

Hello Mike. You know all the risk that may happen, if you mix oxycodone with alcohol. I suggest you wait for a while before taking the the med, or just call your pharmacist, and ask her/him.

12:20 am November 29th, 2015

The day after having about 4 oz of vodka with normal dose of oxygen IR I get so shaky that I can’t even get a glass of water to my moth. Why does this happen and why sometimes and not others.

1:00 am November 29th, 2015

I’m taking Oxycodone HLC 5 MG & I haven’t taken them since a yesterday & I want to go to a party today & I was wondering if it’s okay for me to drink alcohol?

5:54 am December 27th, 2015

Hello, I was prescribed oxycodone for a reconstructive foot surgery I had. It’s been a month since the surgery and i haven’t taken an oxy in about a week and a half. Last night I consumed some beer (about 11 bottles) and I wanna take an oxy because the foot pain is pretty bad. It’s been almost 24 hours will it be bad to take one?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:02 pm December 28th, 2015

Hi, Sarah. Have you talked with your doctor? If not, I’d suggest you called him/her and ask. Or you can consult a pharmacist.

3:45 pm December 28th, 2015

My brother passed away from Mixed Toxicology of Oxycodone and Ethanol. I pray that people on this forum stop playing around and realize this shit is really dangerous!! (sorry for cursing) My question is I want to know what exactly happened to my brother? Does the mix of both put you to sleep until you just stop breathing? DId he have a heart attack or liver failure?? It states in the Coronors report, “Pulmonary congestion and profuse, frothy edema fluid arising from the oral cavity and extending over the lower face region with visceral congestion. there was Biventricular hypertrophy, heart, heart weight 415grams, Visceral congestion was evident. )
Presence of ethanol, oxycodone, noroxycodon, hydromorphone with noroxymorphone confirmed in urine but not in blood. cause of death is mixed prescription drug and ethanol intoxication..
after reading that.. what happened?? heart attack, drugs just caused my brother to stop breathing?? causing a coma and heart failure?? i’m still trying to figure all this out. nothing will bring back my brother, but i’d at least like to know how this happened!? Thank you

9:11 pm December 28th, 2015

In 24 hours the alcohol will be out of your system and you should be fine. I drink about 2-3 glasses of wine every evening and take 10mg Oxy split in 2, 5mg doses about 6 hours apart. Been doing this for almost a year and no problems. It is when you get into the higher doses 40-80 mg and more that you better be careful. This past year more people died from presc. pain killers overdose than car accidents. No wonder they are cracking down on it! I just want to be pain free not high as a kite like these people that died.

2:05 am December 30th, 2015

Hey, my mother is moaning and screaming in her sleep she I don’t know how much oxycodone she took but I found three bottles all prescribed idk when. I found vodka 1/4 full and I’m worried, regards, James

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:00 pm December 30th, 2015

Hi, James. I suggest you to take your mother into hospital if she doesn’t feel well, or call 911 ASAP.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:20 pm January 4th, 2016

Hi, Chris. I’m really sorry for your loss… there are no words to express my condolences. I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner about your concerns. We’re not able to provide you with a qualified response.

Losser 1
12:28 pm January 12th, 2016

Will 60 endone and a bottle of rum help

7:12 am January 18th, 2016

Why am I still Alive?? & So Stupid. You’d think at 60. Id have wised up. but NO! Dumb as a Brick.
Now? I’m Humble as a Tibet-ion Monk, Every person is born with different Genes. Im Lucky & Blessed to still be alive. @ 60.. Just got out of the Hospital ER. Yeah! Some Merry Christmas I had.
I did learn a valuable lesson however, 8 days in hospital bed.! I did a lot of soul searching. One drink is not enough, and 10 is to many. Id mixed Xanax/1 MG/ Plus Slamming or rather Choking down 4 – 10-325 Oxies. + 1 Liter of Vodka the day before. The Buzz was so Fantastic~!! & Then it Hit me! Like a Bolt of Lightning. $ 450.000.00 Dollars later. ICFD Inserted, and in the ICU 3. 5 Hours of sheer Terror! My lungs had quit working. If? you want to kill yourself? Just go buy a gun. I now thank God for each day! & Love my Coffee! Quit the booze, & Loath Pills. As I wean myself off with a Team of Doctors Assistance. I Realized. Mixing these deadly Drugs into my system to escape reality & *Feel Better * ?? Did Exactly the opposite. Now.. I thank God for each day my Family & Friends said I look 50 now. Even the Doctors! That made me feel good! After the day is over, All’s said and done. My Only True habit is Nicotine! @$$%@@%& Any Suggestions? Forgive my curse icons 😀
Because? Next time If I survive a few more years.. & Pray that I do! I”ll Be Needing an Iron Lung! Thanks for your Patience and Reading this, Whatever Deity you may Believe in? Or none at all.
God will take care of it one way or another.
Feel Free to ask me any questions, Ill Answer if I know the correct one, Or Refer you to a Poison Control center, or the ER. & dont feel Bashfull if you need to go there. It Saved my Life! Before It’s to late. Happy New Years Best wishes to all.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
9:01 pm January 18th, 2016

Hello. That’s a huge dose. Please consider what you are doing to do. Mixing medication with alcohol put your health at risk.

8:00 pm January 28th, 2016

I had a level 2 cervical fusion and was taking 10 oxycodone with aceitominophen. I started waking up with cold sweats, body ache, felt feverish, nausea so i started taking 1/2 and still woke up the same way so i explained this to my doctor she said it was probably withdrawls. I was prescribed 7.5 now and am taking 1/2 and my pain is worse along with the withdrawl symptoms. When i try and not take anything for all the withdrawls to stop my pain is too bad still to do that. I hate knowing that i am addicted to this med and wonder if i try to completely stop for a few day and go through the withdrawls would my body get back to normal and how long would it take. I also want to drink tomorrow night and am a little worried about the side effects.

2:30 am January 30th, 2016

I take Klonopin every night for acute anxiety. Three years ago I had surgery and was prescribed percocet. Unfortunately I am an alcoholic and hooked. I am hurting my body but cannot stop. Now I have degenerative disc disease. I WANT to stop but how? I cant lose my job. Please help!

7:43 pm January 31st, 2016

For the last two weeks I have been mixing alcohol with Percocet (5.5-325) which I take 3 times a day. I had surgery replacement in June and that is the pain med I was prescribed. I am very nauseous, no appetite, restless and have insomnia. Can I wait until tomorrow to go to the dr or go to the ER?

5:26 am February 1st, 2016

Ok I took two 325 mg pills of oxy prone with a few sips of wine and felt incredibly dizzy, light sensitive, noise sensitive and nauseated, I took two 500mg Tylenol to help the headache but still feel pretty bad. What should I do since going to a doctor is out of the question.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:45 am February 2nd, 2016

Hi, Jane. If you don’t fell well, go to the ER. Or call 911 ASAP.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:00 pm February 2nd, 2016

Hi, Karina. If you have questions about addiction treatment and your options, call our free hotline to speak with a trusted treatment provider.

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