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Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

Not for long: The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone. Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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Hey I'm in such much pain. I have kidney stone and they are passing. I took some non aspirin can I take Vicodin too?

Yes, but...: For short-term use of 3-4 days, most of patients should tolerate Vicodin well. A passing stone may require intervention if there is a suspecting bacterial infection above the offending stone or the pain being intolerable or a urgent need for professional duty, although some 75-85% of stone less than 4 mm may pass spontaneously in about 2 weeks. More detail? Ask the treating urologist timely. ...Read more

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Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Can I take vicodin with pyridium and cipro (ciprofloxacin)? For kidney stone pain?

Yes: Those medicines can be taken together. Vicodin has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it so do not take any additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) while you are taking Vicodin. Pyridium will turn your urine orange so do not be alarmed. Be sure to keep hydrated and seek immediate treatment for fever, vomiting or increased pain. ...Read more

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Can vicodin help with the pain associated with kidney stones?

Can vicodin help with the pain associated with kidney stones?

It can: Help during stone passage but should only be taken under a physician's guidance and for a short time. ...Read more

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Had liprotripsy on Thursday for kidney stone ,did total 5 vicodins over 20 hour period which has me constipated since then. Any suggestions?

Had liprotripsy on Thursday for kidney stone ,did total 5 vicodins over 20 hour period which has me constipated since then. Any suggestions?

Constipation: If you have no urge to move your bowels,I suggest in addition to good fluid and fiber intake,to take gentle bowel stimulant like senokot (senna) once or twice daily until your regularity returns. If you have strong urges and can't move your bowels, insert a glycerin rectal suppository and/or give yourself a fleets enema. See your physician if you develop severe abdominal cramps or distension. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can a kidney stone be 7 cm?

Can happen-unlikely: Unlikely in developed countries but it is a diagnosis that is made in some developing nations where the kidney pelvis is filled with a stag horn type calculus. ...Read more

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Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Can 8mm kidney stone pass ?

Yes but not easily : Less than 5mm pass spontaneously. 5-10 might need help. lots of water. Bigger than 10mm mostly will need urologist ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone be soft?

Can a kidney stone be soft?

Yes: Kidney stones are usually hard, but some stones associated with infection are soft. The best way to know for sure what it is, is to take it to a lab or your doctor's office and have a "Stone Analysis" done. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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