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Can I take Norco if I have a history of kidney disease?

If you have a history of kidney disease, talk to your doctor before taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), a prescription drug for moderate to moderately severe pain. The risk of respiratory depression—in which breathing becomes dangerously slow and shallow—is a concern for people with kidney problems. Your doctor may need to monitor your treatment closely and/or modify your medication plan, dosage or timing.

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