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How can I minimize the side effects of Percodan?

Talk to your doctor about how to minimize potential side effects of Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin.

This medicine may cause dizziness or lightheadedness when you stand up. Take care to get up slowly. You may be able to reduce stomach upset or irritation if you take Percodan tablets with a full glass of water and food or milk.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Percodan. Mixing alcohol with Percodan raises the risk of dangerous side effects.

Certain medical conditions and habits can also increase the risk of side effects from Percodan. Before you start taking it, inform your doctor if you have a history of any of the following:
  • hemophilia or other bleeding disorders
  • constipation or other intestinal problems
  • drinking more than three alcoholic drinks per day
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • a respiratory disease, such as asthma
  • a head injury
  • ulcers
  • reaction to aspirin, oxycodone or other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
Take Percodan only as directed; do not take a larger dose or take it more often than prescribed.

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