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Can I take Percodan if I have a history of stomach problems?

If you have a history of stomach problems, ask your doctor if you can take Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. Be sure to inform your doctor if you have had problems with constipation or other intestinal problems. Constipation is a major side effect of this medicine.

Percodan may make it harder to diagnose or treat certain abdominal conditions. One potential side effect related to Percodan is having dark, tar-like stools, which may be caused by bleeding in the abdomen. People taking Percodan should notify their doctors as soon as possible if they experience unusually dark stools.

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