My neighbor is 81 years old and is diabetic resulting in kidney disease. She has been laying in bed for a week due to lower back pain and is afraid to take any medication due to the kidney issues. She has been told by a local druggist that she can take Tylenol. I am from Canada and have the Tylenol for Arthritis and think it is a miracle medication.
Tylenol Arthritis Caplet - Is Tylenol for Arthritis safe to take if you have kidney disease?
- 11 Nov 2015 by Calgary2015
- 5 December 2015
- tylenol, tylenol arthritis caplet, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, back pain, binge eating disorder, diabetic, medication, kidney, disease, lower back pain
Before using Tylenol Arthritis Pain controlled-release tablets:
Some medical conditions may interact with Tylenol Arthritis Pain controlled-release tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have a history of alcohol abuse or you drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks every day
if you have liver or kidney problems or hepatitis
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Tylenol Arthritis Pain controlled-release tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Isoniazid because the risk of liver problems may be increased
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects, including bleeding, may be increased by Tylenol Arthritis Pain controlled-release tablets
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Tylenol Arthritis Pain controlled-release tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
I also saw the warning about kidney disease with this medication. But there are a lot of medications that say that you should talk to your doctor if you have kidney disease before taking them. I have stage 3 kidney disease and my neprologist (kidney specialist) said that Tylenol was fine to take, as well as other medications that have that warning. I think that your neighbor should ask her doctor if it is safe for her based on her specific kidney failure. I was told to only avoid anti-inflammation pain killers which Tylenol is not that. And if the Tylenol is a problem, then she needs to find out another pain reliever that will help her pain. Pain is a slow killer too.
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