Roxicet Warnings and Precautions
Before starting a new medication, it is important to be aware of its warnings and precautions. With Roxicet, these precautions include the danger of becoming addicted to the medication, the safety of taking the medicine when pregnant or breastfeeding, and potential drug interactions. Warnings also extend to people who have asthma, lung disease, or liver disease.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Roxicet?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Roxicet™ (oxycodone/APAP) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Gallbladder or pancreas disease
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, 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.