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Can I use Roxicodone if I have a history of breathing problems?

Your physician may choose not to prescribe Roxicodone (oxycodone) if you have or have had breathing problems in the past. Roxicodone is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. These drugs are known to sometimes cause breathing difficulties. As a rule, people who have severe or acute bronchial asthma shouldn't take Roxicodone. If you have had another breathing disorder, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, your doctor may prescribe Roxicodone with great caution.

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