Can I use Percodan if I'm taking ibuprofen?

If you are taking ibuprofen, ask your doctor if you can use Percodan, a prescription pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID); the aspirin in Percodan is also an NSAID, and taking an excess of drugs in this category can be dangerous.

Before you start taking Percodan, give your doctor a complete list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as any supplements and vitamins you take.

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