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Who should not take oxycodone?

You might not be able to take oxycodone if you have low blood pressure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other breathing disorders, kidney disease, epilepsy or seizure disorders, mental illness or a history of drug abuse. Thyroid conditions, gallbladder disorders, disorders of your stomach or pancreas or intestines, adrenal disorders, urinary disorders, an enlarged prostate, history of head injury or brain tumor or curvature of the spine are all conditions that may keep you from taking oxycodone. Because oxycodone is metabolized by your liver, you may not be able to take it if you have liver disease.
 
Anyone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol should not take oxycodone. The effects of oxycodone on an unborn baby are not known, so pregnant women should not take it unless absolutely necessary. Women who are breastfeeding should not take oxycodone because it can pass into breast milk and possibly harm a nursing baby.

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