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Having kidney problems. Can I take tylenol for toothache?

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I have beginning kidney failure. I now have a toothache. can I take tylenol without
creating a problem with my kidney? YYYY@YYYY
Posted Sat, 16 Nov 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Aditya Bhabhe 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Safe to take tylenol

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thank you for sending in your query.

Tylenol (which contains acetaminophen) is a commonly prescribed analgesic for patients with kidney problems.
It has no adverse effects on the kidneys in the usually prescribed doses.
So it is OK for you to take tylenol.

In case you have inadequate relief with plain tylenol, you could try tylenol #3 under the supervision of your doctor.

I hope this was helpful.
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Dr. Bhabhe
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