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Can I use Tylox if I have a history of kidney disease?

If you have a history of kidney disease, your doctor likely will be cautious about prescribing Tylox (acetaminophen and oxycodone) for you. Too much acetaminophen, one of the active ingredients in Tylox, can result in renal tubular necrosis, a disorder that can lead to kidney failure even in people with healthy kidneys. In addition, if your kidneys aren't functioning well, you may not excrete the drug from your body as quickly as you should, which could lead to side effects from the other active ingredient in Tylox, the narcotic oxycodone. Tylox is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain on an as-needed basis.

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