Who should not take Percodan?

You should not take Percodan, a strong pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and aspirin, if you are sensitive to or allergic to oxycodone, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). People with certain conditions may not be able to take Percodan. Before you start taking Percodan, tell your doctor if you have a history of:
  • hemophilia or other bleeding disorders
  • constipation or other intestinal problems
  • drinking more than three alcoholic drinks per day
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • respiratory disease such as asthma
  • head injury
  • ulcers
  • reaction to other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
Experts say it is risky to take Percodan during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Percodan.

Children and teens should not take Percodan. If they have a viral infection, this drug may raise the risk of a rare but extremely dangerous illness called Reye's syndrome.

Continue Learning about Analgesic

What are the side effects of analgesics?
Debra Fulghum Bruce PhDDebra Fulghum Bruce PhD
Analgesics, including aspirin and acetaminophen, are medications used to treat pain. They can al...
More Answers
How can analgesics relieve flu symptoms?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
An analgesic is a type of medication used to relieve pain, including pain related to the cold or fl...
More Answers
What should I avoid while taking analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Until you know how you will react to analgesics, you should not drive or operate any heavy machinery...
More Answers
How do analgesics interact with other medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
If you are taking certain medications, you should talk to your doctor before taking an analgesic. Th...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.