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Can I take Percocet if I have a history of intestinal problems?

Your doctor may not want you to take the pain medication Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) if you have paralytic ileus, a condition in which digested food does not pass through the intestines. Because Percocet tends to slow down muscle contractions in your digestive tract, it can worsen this condition.

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