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Does Vicodin cause kidney damage?

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which drug does more kidney damage: Vicidin or nsaids?
Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 37 minutes later
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The vicodin contains a mixture of paracetamol and hydrocodone.

Paracetamol can cause kidney damage in very very high doses. Liver failure is more common than kidney failure.
In some patients with kidney failure, who are experiencing pain, paracetamol is used as the pain killer.

Hydrocodone, the other component of vicodin, is not known to have an effect on the kidneys.

Nsaids are more likely to affect the kidneys.

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