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I have been on hydrocodone for several months--could this be the reason my urine has become bright yellow (coinciding with better bowel activity whereas before the meds were constipating me)?
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Bright yellow urine can indicate dehydration or intake of large amounts of vitamins such as vitamin C. Hydrocodone does not turn the urine yellow. You should drink more water (6-8 glasses per day) to dilute the urine so that it is clear. If you take vitamin C, limit the intake to no more than 1000mg per day.Hope this helps and let me know if I can clarify anything.

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