When should I call my doctor if I am taking Magnacet?

If you are taking the prescription pain medication Magnacet (oxycodone and acetaminophen), you should call your doctor if your prescribed dose is not controlling your pain. Don't increase your dose without his or her okay. You should also check in with your doctor before starting another medication (prescription or over-the-counter) or herbal supplement while you're taking Magnacet.

You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
  • hives or rash
  • swollen face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that don't exist)
  • seizures
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • fainting or loss of consciousness
  • difficulty or shallow breathing
  • too fast or slow heartbeat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
Also call your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe:
  • nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • light-headedness
  • drowsiness
  • flushing or sweating
  • itching
  • weakness
  • headache
  • mood changes
If you become pregnant while taking Magnacet, call your doctor right away.

Finally, if you've been taking Magnacet for more than a few weeks, call your doctor if you want to stop taking it. Your body can become physically dependent on Magnacet, and if you suddenly stop taking it, you may experience withdrawal symptoms.

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