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

If you have kidney disease, you should be extra cautious about using the prescription pain medication Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) because the condition puts you at risk for a toxic reaction. Be sure that any doctor who prescribes Vicodin to you knows about your kidney disease and that you're carefully monitored while taking it.

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