When can I stop taking Percodan?

You may be able to stop taking Percodan, a prescription pain medication that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin, when you recover from the condition that causes your pain. You may also stop taking this drug if it causes side effects that are dangerous or very bothersome or if it stops working for you. Talk to your doctor about when you can stop taking it -- do not stop on your own. Stopping Percodan suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, chills, irritability, anxiety, muscle aches and diarrhea. Your doctor may taper your dose so you can stop Percodan gradually.

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