Can you take Naproxen along with Vicodin for pain? Are there any side effects? Sean.
This type of question can be safely answered only by your own physician because he or she needs to answer it in the context of your full medical history and all medications you may be using, both prescription and over-the-counter. Combining NSAIDs such as naproxen with the acetaminophen in Vicodin can increase the risk of kidney problems, so this combination should be used only under the supervision of your physician.
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Acute renal arterial thrombosis; Renal artery embolism; Acute renal artery occlusion; Embolism - renal artery
When one kidney does not function, you may not have symptoms because the second kidney can filter the blood.
If the other kidney is not fully functioning, blockage of the renal artery may cause symptoms of acute kidney failure . Other symptoms of acute arterial occlusion of the renal artery include:
Abrupt decrease in urine output
Blood in the urine
or pain in the side
Note: There may be no pain. Pain, if it is present, usually develops suddenly.
Signs and tests
The doctor will likely not be able to identify the problem by simply examining you, unless you have had the disorder long enough to cause kidney failure.
Duplex Doppler ultrasound exam of the renal arteries to test blood flow
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