Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not. because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol.

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How much vicodin does it take to cause liver damage?

No one knows. There is no threshold amount. We are told that anyone using more than 4 grams of acetometophen daily risk problems yet i see patients on this and more without issues. Most of my patients on more than 60 pills a day have had some issues. Read more...