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what damage to the liver as a result of hydrocodone use?

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Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 15 years experience
Liver damage: The liver problems come from the Acetaminophen (tylenol) in the hydro condone. . New recommendations are 3, 000mg per day of acetaminophen, down from 4, 000mg. The damage is real and can be non-reversible.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of prolonged hydrocodone use on your liver?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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It's the tylenol (acetaminophen): Hydrocodone is usually dispensed in pills that also include tylenol (or acetaminophen). It's the tylenol component that is damaging to the liver. An otherwise healthy person should consume less than 3, 000-4, 000 milligrams of tylenol in a given 24 hour period. If you have liver disease, you should avoid tylenol products. Oxycodone is a comparable narcotic that is available without tylenol.
A 76-year-old female asked:

Are hydrocodon s harmful to my liver?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes by misuse : Under physician supervision , a short course no. And is safe hoe ever, it is one of the most misused recreational drug , abused , then yes.
A 46-year-old member asked:

For how long can you take hydrocodone before it kills your liver?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It doesn't kill your: Liver. The Acetaminophen that is part of all currently available hydrocodone-containing pills (from 325 mg to up to 1000 mg) is what damages the liver. People who are trying to get high, or to feed an opiate dependency, may use 30 to 40 pills per day, and are therefore getting 12 or more grams of acetaminophen, which can cause massive liver damage. Alcohol consumption makes this even more toxic.

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