Who should not take Magnacet?

You should not take the prescription pain medication Magnacet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) if any of the following applies to you:
  • You're allergic to oxycodone, acetaminophen or any other ingredient in Magnacet.
  • You have a respiratory problem, such as acute or severe bronchial asthma or hypercarbia (too much carbon dioxide in your blood). Because Magnacet lowers your breathing rate, it can severely interfere with your ability to breathe if you have one of these conditions.
  • You have -- or may have -- a condition called paralytic ileus, a partial or complete bowel obstruction that prevents digested food from passing through the intestines. Because Magnacet tends to slow the muscle contractions in your digestive tract, it can worsen this condition.
  • You're pregnant or breastfeeding. If you take Magnacet while you're pregnant, your baby may be dependent on the drug at birth and experience severe withdrawal symptoms. If you take Magnacet while breastfeeding, the drug will pass into your breast milk. It can make your baby drowsy and also interfere with his or her breathing.

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