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

Your doctor will be very careful about prescribing the pain medication Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) if you have a history of kidney disease. If your kidneys are damaged they may not process Percocet in a normal way, which could be dangerous. Some research also suggests that acetaminophen can cause kidney failure if taken every day over many years. Before taking Percocet, discuss your kidney condition with your doctor.

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