Percocet contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever. Opioids are sometimes called narcotics. Acetaminophen is a less effective pain reliever that can increase the effect of oxycodone. Percocet can only be prescribed if the use of non-opioid pain medication is not tolerated or if the pain is not completely relieved.
How to use Percocet
If you have nausea, you can take it with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to reduce nausea. If you are using the liquid form of this medicine, please measure the prescribed dose carefully with a medicine meter. The dosage depends on your state of health and the response to treatment. Do not increase the dose, do not take the medicine more often or take longer than prescribed. Follow the instructions to properly stop taking the medicine.
Side Effects of Percocet
The side effects are as follows:
- Dizziness, drowsiness or sleepiness.
Some side effects may be reduced after prolonged use of this medicine. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. To prevent constipation, eat fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. You may also need to take laxatives. Ask your pharmacist which laxative is best for you.
Precautions for Percocet
During medication, especially during the first 24 to 72 hours of treatment, it is very important for the doctor to check your progress. This allows your doctor to determine if the medicine is working properly and to decide whether you want to continue taking it. Blood and urine tests may be needed to test for adverse effects. It is illegal and dangerous for others to use your medicine.
Storage of Percocet
Place this medicine in a closed bottle at room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct light. Always try to keep the medications away from children’s. Do not keep expired medicines.Store the medicine in a safe and reliable place so that others do not receive it.
Drug Interactions Percocet
Although some medications cannot be used at the same time, in other cases, although there may be interactions, two different medications can be used at the same time. The following interactions are chosen based on their potential importance and are not necessarily comprehensive.
It is not recommended to use this medicine with any of the following medicines. Your doctor may decide not to use this medicine to treat you or to change other medicines you are taking.
Overdosing on Percocet can be life threatening. However, if it can be identified and treated quickly, it can reduce the level of bodily harm. An overdose of Percocet poses risks for all opioids, including decreased breathing and heart rate, as well as risks for acetaminophen, which can lead to extensive liver problems. Possible organ damage from overdosing on Percocet is liver toxicity and severe liver failure. If you suspect you have overdosed Percocet, you should see a doctor immediately.