Who should not take oxycodone and acetaminophen?

If you have low blood pressure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other breathing disorders, kidney disease, epilepsy or seizure disorders, mental illness or a history of drug abuse, you might not be able to take oxycodone and acetaminophen. Thyroid conditions, stomach or pancreas or intestinal disorders, adrenal disorders, urinary disorder, an enlarged prostate, history of head injury or brain tumor or curvature of the spine are all conditions that may keep you from taking oxycodone and acetaminophen. Children, older adults and people who are debilitated or acutely ill should receive smaller doses of oxycodone and acetaminophen.
Because oxycodone and acetaminophen is metabolized by the liver, people with liver disease should be carefully monitored or not take it at all. Anyone who drinks more than three alcoholic beverages per day should not take this medication, because liver damage could result. The effects of oxycodone and acetaminophen on an unborn baby is not known, so pregnant women should not use it unless absolutely necessary.

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