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Generic Name: OXYCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (OX-i-KOE-done/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Percocet Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotics (such as morphine,
codeine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive
ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your
pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion,
personal or family history of regular use/abuse of
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation,...
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