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Can I use Percodan if I have a history of heartburn?

If you get heartburn, or if you have other digestive problems (such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD), ask your doctor if you can take Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of aspirin and oxycodone. Aspirin can irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn and so is often avoided by people who suffer from GERD.

Some people who have GERD also have asthma; if you suffer from both conditions, your doctor may not prescribe Percodan, because of its potential to cause breathing problems.

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