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Can I take Percodan if I have asthma?

If you have asthma, you may not be able to take Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. Opioid medications like oxycodone can cause breathing to be shallow or slow, which can be particularly dangerous for people who already have respiratory trouble such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Your doctor can tell you if Percodan is appropriate for you.

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