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Because Percocet is a narcotic, it's a good idea to know the precautions and warnings with Percocet before taking it. For example, the drug can cause low blood pressure and constipation. You shouldn't take it if you have severe asthma or are allergic to acetaminophen, narcotics, or opiates. To help ensure your safety, talk to your doctor about the Percocet warnings and precautions that apply to you.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Percocet?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Percocet® (oxycodone/APAP) if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Disease of the gallbladder or pancreas
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.