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Percocet belongs to the class of narcotic pain relievers. Percocet exhibits the perfect combination of the two drugs oxycodone and acetaminophen and is used for treating moderate pains.
Things to keep in mind before prescribing this drug:
Percocet medicine should not be taken with alcohol, sedatives, muscle relaxers, narcotic pain relievers, tranquilizers or any other medicines that makes you sleepy or drowsy as it may cause serious side effects. Percocet administration should also be avoided in case you are addicted to alcohol or have suffered from liver diseases like cirrhosis. Percocet is a habit-forming drug and must not be prescribed for patients who have a history of drug abuse or alcohol addiction. Percocet exhibits various side effects which may damage your thinking process so avoid performing hazardous activities like operating machinery or driving. Do not stop taking this medicine all of a sudden without consulting
The doctor in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Percocet should be avoided in case you are allergic to acetaminophen, oxycodone or any other narcotic pain relievers such as fentanyl, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, methadone, oxymorphone or morphine. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following diseases or ailments: -
• Asthma, sleep apnea, COPD or other breathing disorders;
• Kidney or liver diseases;
• Hypothyroidism, epilepsy, brain tumor or brain injury;
• Addison’s disease, mental illness, enlarged prostrate, low blood pressure;
• Stomach or intestinal disorder;
• History of drug abuse or alcohol addiction.
Percocet belongs to the FDA pregnancy category C which signifies that this medicine may cause harm to the embryo during pregnancy so this drug should better be avoided during that period.
How to take Percocet?
Percocet should be taken as per the doctor’s prescription. Never exceed the prescribed dose as it may cause serious health hazards. The maximum dose of acetaminophen for a normal healthy adult is one gram per dose and four grams each day which should be taken along with a glassful of water.
What are the possible side effects associated with this drug?
There are many side effects exhibited by Percocet which includes: –
• Allergic reactions leading to breathing problems or swelling of face, lips, tongue and throat.
• Shallow breathing, seizure, cold skin;
• Slow heart beat, severe weakness, light-headed feeling, fainting;
• Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, constipation, skin rashes.