Hydrocodone kidney damage

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Avatar m tn Has anyone on here suffered any kind of permanent damage to your kidney or liver due to the use of Lortab or the Vicodin? I have been on Lortab off and on for the past 3 or 4 years or so due to constant medical procedures, I can stop taking them when I want. I haven't had any now for a month and I feel fine. But after researching the sites the effects it has on the liver and kidneys is kind of scary.
Avatar n tn well, have you been doing that for years, months? The toxic part of the hydro is tylenol mixed into it. Over 4grams a day can cause liver &/or kidney damage. the hydro is the addictive stuff, the tylenol causes the damage. Unfortunately, when we are addicted, we don't care. I take up to 50 10mg hydro's-don't even want to think of my liver!
Avatar n tn There has been talk of discontinuing narcotics that contain acetaminophen (tylenol) because of possible kidney or liver damage. I doubt the drug manufacturing companies will allow this to happen. They lobby is strong and loud in the government. I suggest that if you are taking a narcotic that you have the smallest possible dose of acetaminophen prescribed with it. I know that hydrocodone come with a 325mg dose of acetaminophen.
Avatar f tn As far as pain killers are concerned. All NSAID group of pain killers can produce kidney damage. Among NSAIDS drugs, low dose aspirin [40 mg] and sulindac are relatively safe and may be tried for pain relief temporarily. Discuss about these options with your primary doctor / urologist. You may try aspirin or sulindac, but I would prefer to treat the problem by surgical means than by medications. Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
Avatar m tn In my opinion your biggest concern would be the acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is contained in the hydrocodone. There have been cases of kidney damage with long term use. It has also been know to cause liver damage, especially when mixed with even small amounts of alcohol...of course that should not be a concern because alcohol should never be consumer with opiates. You may want to address this concern with your physician. We all know the problems that chronic pain brings into our daily lives.
Avatar n tn ) My question is, can Norco effect your kidneys? I have been having some symptoms of kidney problems that I never had before. Just curious.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed percocet for kidney stones in my last pregnancy. My doc said it's bad for you to be in pain because it stresses the baby out. If your ob have it to you and said to take it, just take it when it hurts. You don't want you or baby to become addicted. Good luck and I hope you feel better!
Avatar f tn I'm 20 weeks pregnant and have really bad kidney stones my doctor prescribed me antibiotics and pain pills :-( I don't like taking the pain pill they make me sick and I don't feel like it is healthy for my baby.. Has any one been through this while pregnant?? I go back to work in 3 weeks and there's no way I can work with this much kidney pain!!
Avatar m tn how often should you have your liver and kidney function tested when taking hydrocodone for an extended period of time( 3 years). I have taken 5-20 mg a day, 10 mg being the norm, for about 2 years and my annual physicals & blood work say I'm fine. I'm just wondering how fast that can change and how often would it be considered wise to check. with all the aches and pains in my back I feel I wouldn't know if my kidneys were giving me pain as opposed to my back.
Avatar m tn hi, and well done on your day4, i think its great you posted, sara is right though, you must look after yourself first, but posting on here really helps me stay clean , i am 81 days now, after several relapses, i think its good you point out that lots of codeine drugs contain Acetominophen(paracetomol in uk), at my addiction group, there are real horror stories of what its done to folks, ulcers ,liver damage, kidney damage, and i have a friend who nearly died because of scar tissue build up , i
Avatar m tn Vicoden is (hydrocodone) and (acetaminophen "tylenol") and theres Vicoprofen (hydrocodone) and (ib-profen) the hydrocodone and acetaminophen in 5/500 Vics equal eachother out as the 10/325 hydro and aceta equals out.
Avatar n tn I am 36 weeks pregnant and recently found out that I had a kidney stone. The pain is so unbareable! The doctor put me in the hospital for 2 days to try to flush me out, but sent me home still in pain. He put me on Hydrocort. 5's and that seems to help me manage the pain. But I'm not so sure about taking these pain killers until my stones pass. Can someone give me advice or information on this matter. It would really help me come down!
Avatar f tn From the posts I read it seems that many were taking above the max dose 4000 mg of acetaminfen daily. Irreversable liver/kidney damage has always been a big concern to me which is why I never exceed the 4000 mg a day. I just had blood drawn yesterday & will nervously await the results. If they tell me my enzymes are higher it will be easier to quit. I think. Have any of you had any damage to liver/kidney damage as a result of your vicodin use?
Avatar n tn Hello Ursamere. As you probably know, we're not physicians here, but are happy to share our experiences with you so you can explore the ideas further with your diabetes team. I'm also a long-time DMer - about 35 years. 5.6 is an excellent a1c and as one who's not (yet) achieved an a1c under 6, I admire the work & discipline it takes to achieve that.
Avatar m tn Immediate Death from liver damage, probably not? It does depends on if you are that statistic that succumbs to liver damage and of course the degree of damage. If your opiate does not contain Acetaminophen and you have one beer - or one glass of wine? I think your chances of dying are slim, if at all. At least that's what I have been told by several physicians. Sadly it's the ppl that consume more than that one wine a few times a year that get in trouble.
Avatar f tn I just got bloodwork back saying my EFGR is 50 Has always been >60 I am embarrassed to say I don't even know if the old one was normal or not, no md ever said I had a kidney issue, I just finished 12 weeks of treatment and am undetected but now I am freaked out by these kidney numera I wrote my md but have not heard back yet Doesn't anyone know or understnad this, I am having trouble understanding what I read from google searches Thanks CH
Avatar f tn Has anyone else tooken hydrocodone during there pregnacy any how long did it take to get out yours an your babys systems? No rude comments.
Avatar f tn The only way to truly ease your mind is by being totally honest with him/her. I have liver damage and kidney damage due to drugs stage 2 liver stage 3 kidney.. if your liver were damaged and you had a flare your belly would be extended/pain upper right you would be lethargic/vomiting.. other symptoms but these being severe.. It is not fun and I would not wish it on anyone.. I contracted hep C from slamming and further continued the damage through pills/alcohol..
Avatar f tn t hurt but if you do have advanced damage you might want to see if they can prescribe the hydrocodone without the acetaminphen in it - I'm sure they do make it that way.
Avatar n tn [1] Stage 2 Mild reduction in GFR (60-89 mL/min/1.73 m2) with kidney damage. Kidney damage is defined as pathologic abnormalities or markers of damage, including abnormalities in blood or urine test or imaging studies.[1] Stage 3 Moderate reduction in GFR (30-59 mL/min/1.73 m2).[1] British guidelines distinguish between stage 3A (GFR 45-59) and stage 3B (GFR 30-44) for purposes of screening and referral.
Avatar f tn See your gynecologist again or go to your regular physician where s/he will probably direct you to someone who specializes in things like nerve damage. Definitely do something about the kidney infection. Are you getting treated for it? If not, start getting treated for it immediately.
Avatar f tn Talk to your doctor about the hydrocodone use and ask his advice for tapering off. Three months is a long time to be on hydrocodone, your femur should be feeling better by now.
Avatar f tn Overdoses of acetaminophen can cause serious damage to the liver, along with the obvious ill effects of hydrocodone. Please seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.