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Is Percogesic safe to take while having kidney problems?

Hi, I am trying to determine if Percogesic is safe for me to take. I have only one kidney that is functioning at 22%, had a heart attack and have a heart blockage that if stented would kill my kidney. I know that I cannot take Aleve, etc. I have been taking Tylenol 500 mg for arthritis pain but not getting any relief. I thank you for your answer.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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Hello,

It is better to don't take because it may contain adrenergic agonists which may cause severe hypertension and deteriorate present problems.

So please consult your physician/nephrologist they will advise Tramadol or alternate drug for you.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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