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Percocet Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Oxycodone is in a class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics. This medication is a combination of a narcotic and a non-narcotic used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Narcotic medicine work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and acetaminophen decreases the formation of prostaglandins, therefore reducing pain.

Percocet Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is one or two tablets every six hours.

Uses of Percocet

  • Combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone are used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Percocet

Before taken Percocet medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Percocet. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Percocet:

  • If you have any medical conditions such as severe breathing problems, severe diarrhea, then you should tell your doctor and you should also be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • After taken Percocet, you may feel dizzy or drowsy. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to acetaminophen, codeine, sulfite, or any other drugs.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications especially acetaminophen, antidepressants, medications for cough, cold, or allergies, other pain relievers, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Percocet with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Percocet with the following:

  • Antispasmodic drugs such as Cogentin, Bentyl, and Donnatal
  • Major tranquilizers such as Thorazine and Mellaril
  • Other narcotic painkillers such as Darvon and Demerol
  • Sedatives such as phenobarbital and Seconal
  • Tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium
Overdose

After taken Percocet if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Percocet overdose include:

  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Small pupils
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting


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