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Can I take Percocet if I am taking buprenorphine?

In most cases, you shouldn't use the pain medication Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) if you're taking buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone), which is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin and narcotic painkillers. Because Percocet and buprenorphine can both cause breathing to slow down, combining the two can result in serious injury or death.

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