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I've been on pain medication for a few years now, how long does it take for liver damage to set in? Are there symptoms of liver damage to look for?

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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Narcotics rarely cause liver damage.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is another issue; below 2.4 grams per day is considered safe as long as you don't drink alcohol. 7 tablets of 325 mg would be the maximum safe dose.

In brief: Rare

Narcotics rarely cause liver damage.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is another issue; below 2.4 grams per day is considered safe as long as you don't drink alcohol. 7 tablets of 325 mg would be the maximum safe dose.
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain medication

Many pain medication can affect your liver function.
The symptoms of the liver dysfunction varies greatly. You should have your blood work done every 6 months to monitor your liver function.

In brief: Pain medication

Many pain medication can affect your liver function.
The symptoms of the liver dysfunction varies greatly. You should have your blood work done every 6 months to monitor your liver function.
Dr. Brian Le
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