Percocet for Pain Relief
A combination of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen tablets is commonly used to treat pain, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia in adults. This medication contains one opioid (narcotic) analgesic, Oxycodone, and one non-opioid medication, Acetaminophen. While both are pain relievers, Oxycodone works in the brain to alter the body’s response to pain, while Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Percocet may be prescribed for chronic pain in order to provide relief.
Side Effects of Percocet
Misuse, abuse, and overdose of Percocet can result in certain side effects that are gender-neutral for both men and women. These include: noisy or shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, weak pulse, weakness, unusual bruising or bleeding, seizures, difficulty urinating, signs of liver problems, confusion, cold and clammy skin.
Warnings for Percocet
Misuse of opioid medication can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Overdose of Acetaminophen can cause serious damage to the liver or death. Contact a doctor immediately if one experiences pain in the upper stomach, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice. Discontinue use of the medication if one notices any skin redness and rashes that are spreading and causing blistering and peeling.
Percocet should be avoided if one has severe asthma or breathing problems, blockage in the stomach or intestine, liver disease, a drug or alcohol addiction, seizures or head injury, or urinary problems. Additionally, those with thyroid, pancreas, or gallbladder issues should inform their doctor before taking Percocet.
How Long Does Percocet Last?
It takes approximately an average of 19 hours for the elimination of all the Percocet from the body. Traces of Percocet can be found in the urine for 48 hours and oxycodone build up in the hair follicles for up to 30 days.