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Can I use Percodan if I have a history of heart disease?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Percodan and other narcotics have very few cardiac ill effects. In fact, Morphine is one of the classic medications used for congestive heart failure or acute myocardial infarction. Certainly chest pain in the setting of heart disease should prompt immediate diagnostic endeavors and other treatments besides narcotics.
If you have a heart condition or heart disease, ask your doctor if you can take Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. People who have certain heart conditions or blood pressure problems may not be able to take Percodan or may need to be monitored closely.

Percodan also can interact with some heart medications. Before you start taking it, be sure to give your doctor a complete list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as any supplements and vitamins that you take.

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