Can I take Percocet if I have a history of seizures?

If you have a history of seizures your doctor will be cautious about giving you the pain medication Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen). Seizures are a possible side effect of Percocet, particularly in people who are prone to them. Tell your doctor if you have a convulsive disorder such as epilepsy or if you've ever had a seizure.

Also let your doctor know if you're on medication for seizures. Taking certain ones, such as carbamazepine (Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin), in combination with acetaminophen (one of the active ingredients in Percocet) may increase your risk of liver damage. Your doctor may decide not to give you Percocet, or carefully monitor your dosage.

Continue Learning about Analgesic

How should I take analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Because there are so many different types and combinations of analgesics, there are also many differ...
More Answers
What are the side effects of analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Analgesics can cause a variety of side effects. These side effects include allergic symptoms like h...
More Answers
What are analgesics?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Analgesics are medicines that help to control pain and reduce fever; some types also decrease inflam...
More Answers
What analgesic drugs may be prescribed for irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms?
William B. Salt II., MDWilliam B. Salt II., MD
Analgesic drugs that are used in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be classified as non-na...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.