You should not use oxycodone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
• severe asthma or breathing problems
• a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
You should not use oxycodone unless you are already using a similar opioid medicine and are tolerant to it.
Most brands of oxycodone are not approved for use in people under 18. OxyContin should not be given to a child younger than 11 years old.
To make sure oxycodone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
• a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures
• a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mental illness
• urination problems
• liver or kidney disease
• problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid
• if you use a sedative like Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Xanax, and others).
If you use oxycodone while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Long-term use of opioid medication may affect fertility (ability to have children) in men or women. It is not known whether opioid effects on fertility are permanent.
Do not breast-feed. Oxycodone can pass into breast milk and may cause drowsiness or breathing problems in a nursing baby.