Endocet Warnings and Precautions
To help ensure a safe, effective treatment process with Endocet, warnings and precautions should be discussed with your healthcare provider. For example, this medication can cause drowsiness, irregular breathing, and constipation. Talk to your healthcare provider before using Endocet if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, liver disease, or an enlarged prostate, as the medication may not be safe for you.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Endocet?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Endocet® (oxycodone/APAP) if you have:
- Lung disease of any sort
- Seizures or epilepsy
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Gallbladder or pancreas disease
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intercranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- 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.