Can I use Zydone if I have a history of liver disease?

If you have a history of liver disease, talk to your doctor before taking Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), a drug prescribed to relieve pain. You may be at increased risk for liver damage from this medication.

If you do take Zydone, your doctor may want to monitor you especially closely with tests of your liver function. Do not drink alcohol; the combination may increase your risk of liver damage and other problems.

You should also be sure not to take any other drugs that contain acetaminophen -- high levels of that compound raise your risk for liver damage. Acetaminophen can be found in many nonprescription drugs, including cold remedies, products that relieve menstrual symptoms, headache medicines and anti-flu products. Read labels carefully or talk to your pharmacist if you are not sure if a product contains acetaminophen.

Give your doctor and pharmacist a list of all your medicines (prescription and nonprescription) and dietary and herbal supplements before you take Zydone. Once you're on Zydone, do not take any new additional drug without checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

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