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Who should not take Tylox?

You should not take the prescription pain medication Tylox (acetaminophen and oxycodone) if you've had a head injury or have increased pressure inside your skull. Like other narcotic pain relievers, Tylox can cause breathing problems in people with these conditions. Narcotics can also make it hard to tell whether a head injury is improving or worsening.

In general, others who may not be able to take Tylox include people who are elderly or debilitated or who have severe impairment of their liver or kidneys. People with hypothyroidism, Addison's disease, an enlarged prostate, a narrow urethra or acute stomach problems also may not be able to take Tylox. It may not be safe for you to take Tylox if you have asthma or other breathing problems or if you suffer from paralytic ileus, in which digested food doesn't move through the intestines.

Tylox is approved only for adults and hasn't been studied in pregnant women, so an expectant mother should take this drug only if the benefits to her clearly outweigh the potential risks to her developing fetus.

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