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A 32-year-old female asked:

2yrs. on 5mg. percocet. dr. wants switch to vicodin. which is safer? percocet has been working fine. told the tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for kidney disease

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Both: Are relatively safe. Not a huge difference in effectiveness. Talk to your doctor about the switch. Explain your concerns

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