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Some Basic Information About Percocet

This medication is a brand name of Oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is a combination of –

  •   Oxycodone, an opioid pain reliever also known as narcotic, and
  •   Acetaminophen, A non-opioid pain reliever

Uses Of Percocet:

 This opioid medication is used to treat pain including,

  • The pain of internal and external injuries
  • Pain during the surgery
  • Pain during the dental procedure
  • Also used for some other purposes, only on the recommendation of your doctor

How Does Percocet Work?

This medication is working as a pain reliever treatment. It treats moderate to severe pain. As above mentioned, it is a combination of two drugs that treat the pain in different ways. The first one is –

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid pain reliever that is chemically related to codeine. Oxycodone is effective at decreasing pain and relieving coughing. Oxycodone may cause drowsiness and decrease breathing. And the second one is,

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer medication. Acetaminophen also increases the effect of Oxycodone.

Note- Percocet was approved by U.S. Food and Administration in 1976. 

How To Use Percocet?

It is essential to use this drug as per your physician’s instructions and recommendations. You may also take the help of a medication guide that is available with the drug while purchasing it online.

You should follow these standard instructions while starting the use of the drug.

  • You may take this drug by mouth as instructed by your doctor
  • You can take this medication with or without food, and it is good to take this drug with food in case of nausea.
  • You are recommended to take a doctor’s advice before using this drug, and all the time you refill.
  • You should not take alcohol and other drugs during the use of this medication.

What Are Some Necessary Dosages of Percocet?

It is mandatory to use this drug in the proper dosage. Your dosage should be administrated by professionals. Usually, the dosage of this drug depends on the individual’s physical and mental conditions like –

  • Your age
  • The condition being treated
  • How severe your conditions
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • How your body reacts for initial dose

Here, we have mentioned some usual dosage of this drug,

  • Percocet 2.5 mg/325 mg The usual adult dosage: 1 to 2 tablets for every 6 hours
  • Maximum dosage: 4 or less than 4 grams of acetaminophen
  • Percocet 5 mg/325 mg to 7.5 mg/500 mg and 10 mg/650 mg 
  • The Usual adult dosage: 1 to 2 dosage for every 6 hours
  • Maximum dosage: 4 or less than 4 grams of acetaminophen

You can take this medication in some other dosage on the instructions of your doctor.

How Supplied:

This medication supplied in the following dosage

  • 2.5 mg/325 mg: Color- Pink, Shape- Oval, imprinted as PERCOCET “2.5”
  •   5 mg/325 mg: Color- Blue, Shape- round, Imprinted as PERCOCET “5.”
  •   7.5 mg/325 mg: Color- Peach, Shape- Oval, Imprinted as PERCOCET “7.5/325”
  •   10 mg/325 mg: Color- Yellow, Shape- Oval, imprinted as PERCOCET “10.”

Are there any side effects while using Percocet?

This drug may also cause side effects like other drugs. Most of the side effects of this drug are rare, but it may be possible due to the misuse of the drug.

Here is a list containing some side effects of Percocet,

Some more common side effects of

  • Black, tarry stools
  • Chills
  • Dark urine
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache, itching and skin rash
  • Light-colored stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Unusual weakness or tiredness
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Yellow skin or eyes

Here are some rare effects of Percocet

  • Coughing
  • Fever with or without chills
  • A general feeling of weakness or tiredness
  • Hoarseness
  • Side or lower back pain
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Sore throat
  • Ulcers, sores, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding

Some Unknown Incidence

  • Back leg or stomach pains
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bloating
  • Blood in the stools or urine
  • Blue fingernails and lips
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, crawling, numbness, prickling, pins, and needles or tingling feelings
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Cloudy urine
  • Clumsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coughing, sometimes with frothy pink sputum
  • Confusion, constipation
  • Decreased responsiveness and awareness
  • Decrease frequency or amount of urine
  • Difficult fast, noisy breathing

The above-given list does not have all the side effects of the medication, and some others may also be possible. Contact your doctor if you got any change in your body while using Percocet. 

What Precautions Can I take while using Percocet?

It is an important thing to taking some precautions while using this drug. If you take some necessary precautions, it will surely protect you from the side effects and help you to take the hundred percent benefit of the drug.

  • Never take the unnecessary and unwanted dosage of the drug. Misuse and overdosage of the drug may cause drug addiction.
  • Taking this type of drug during the pregnancy period may cause life-threating withdrawal symptoms in your unborn baby.
  • Taking Percocet with alcohol or other drugs may be harmful to you; it may cause side effects. Alcohol and other drugs may increase or decrease the effectiveness of the drug.
  • This medication is also not good for a nursing mother; it may react to your breast milk and harm your baby.
  • Never take two or more than two dosages at one time. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember and if it is already time for the next dose, skip the missing one and take the present dose.
  • Stop using this drug at once if you feel any allergic sings while using the drug. And contact your doctor immediately.

Talk to your doctor for other inquiries.