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Can I use Tylox if I have a history of heart disease?

If you have a history of heart disease, your doctor likely will be cautious about prescribing Tylox (acetaminophen and oxycodone) for you. This drug, which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain on an as-needed basis, contains oxycodone, an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever. Opioids affect the central nervous system and can cause a slow heart rate, low pressure and other side effects that can be serious for people with heart disease.

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