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What should you keep in mind when taking a narcotic for arthritis pain?

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If you're taking a narcotic for arthritis pain, keep in mind that alcohol and drugs containing acetaminophen or Tylenol don't mix. The combination can greatly increase your risk of severe liver damage.

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA: "Opioid Medications."

MedlinePlus. 

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine ( ) for Opioid Constipation.” Symproic

News release, FDA.

UpToDate.com.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 31, 2017

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA: "Opioid Medications."

MedlinePlus. 

Medscape. “FDA Okays Naldemedine ( ) for Opioid Constipation.” Symproic

News release, FDA.

UpToDate.com.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 31, 2017

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