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Can I use Tylox if I have a history of thyroid problems?

If you have a history of hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces less hormone than normal, your doctor may be cautious about prescribing Tylox (acetaminophen and oxycodone) for you. This drug, which is prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain on an as-needed basis, contains oxycodone, which is an opioid, or narcotic. Taking opioids if you have hypothyroidism may cause myxedema coma, a medical emergency that causes severe hypothyroidism and could lead to death.

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