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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.

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