Percocet Online is the brand name medicine of Oxycodone. However, it is a combination of acetaminophen and Oxycodone. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever. On the other hand, acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever. Moreover, it is an adult medication that treats moderate to severe short-span pain.
While acetaminophen that is present in Percocet is a less potent pain killer that increases the effects of Oxycodone. Moreover, due to the risk of abuse (even at the recommended dose), addiction, or withdrawals, Percocet is only prescribed when the other non-opioid pain medications could not provide adequate pain relief.
Do not use the medication of Percocet if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days or recently taken alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers.
If someone uses it without supervision may have more chances to get side effects or addiction that can be fatal. However, It can slow down your breathing, if you did so. Take the medication of Percocetor use it as prescribed, swallow the pill whole as prescribed. By doing so, you can avoid the potential side effects of Percocet.
If you are pregnant and taken Percocet, then it may be fatal for your newborn or fetus. However, it can cause life-threatening side effects.
Stop taking the medication or consult your pharmacist if any unwanted effects happen during the treatment.
Do not use Percocet if you have severe asthma, breathing problems, or blockage in the intestines or stomach.
Before taking medicine to tell your doctor if you ever had:
Alcohol or drug addiction
A head injury;
Problems related to thyroid, gallbladder, or pancreas.
The dosage may vary by the patient’s health condition or severity of pain. However, the initial dose of Percocet is 2.5 mg/325 mgis 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours. Although treatments depend upon the strength of the Percocet.
5 mg/325 mg: 1 tablet every 6 hours, and the maximum dose is 12 tablets a day.
7.5 mg/325 mg: 1 tablet every 6 hours, and the maximum dose is eight tablets a day.
10 mg/325 mg: 1 tablet every 6 hours, and the maximum dose is six tablets a day.
The more common side effects of Percocet include:
Black, tarry stools
However, these side effects may occur at the starting of the treatment. They will vanish in some time, if not ask the doctor.
The rare side effects of Percocet include:
painful or difficult urination
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
fever with or without chills
a general feeling of tiredness or weakness
lower back or side pain
Generally, these effects happen when the patient is misusing the medication or taking a higher dose than recommended. Call your doctor immediately if these occur you can also call 911 for emergency help. However, you can also report your symptoms to the FDA if they are getting worse.