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Can I take Percodan if I have anemia?

If you have anemia or another blood disorder, your doctor may decide against prescribing Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. The aspirin in Percodan interferes with blood clotting, which may cause a particular problem for people who are anemic or at risk for bleeding.

Certain drugs can increase bleeding risk, as can drinking alcohol. Before you take Percodan, give your doctor a complete list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as any supplements or vitamins that you take. Also give your doctor a thorough medical history, and be sure to mention bleeding disorders or medicines you take related to blood or blood clots.

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