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Can I use Tylenol with Codeine if I have a history of kidney disease?

If you have a history of kidney disease, ask your doctor if you can take the prescription pain medication Tylenol with Codeine (acetaminophen and codeine) to relieve your mild to moderate pain. Because the kidneys help to eliminate this drug from the body, it may not be safe for people with kidney failure.

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