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Who should not take Roxicodone?

Certain people shouldn't use Roxicodone (oxycodone). Doctors prescribe this medication for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone can interfere with breathing, so people with acute or severe bronchial asthma or other serious respiratory conditions may not be able to use it. Roxicodone may also cause changes in how your body digests food, so it should be avoided by people who have bowel obstructions or blockages. Also, doctors will use caution when prescribing Roxicodone to people who have had acute pancreatitis and related conditions.

You shouldn't take Roxicodone if you've ever been told that you're allergic to oxycodone, its active ingredient. Finally, pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take Roxicodone unless they have had a thorough discussion with their doctors about their need for this drug and its potential risk for a developing fetus or a newborn.

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