- What is Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)?
- Is Percocet available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Percocet?
- Why is Percocet prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of Percocet?
- Is Percocet addicting?
- What is the dosage for Percocet?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Percocet?
- Is Percocet safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What brand names are available for oxycodone and acetaminophen?
- What else should I know about Percocet?
What is Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)?
- Oxycodone is a strong narcotic pain-reliever and cough suppressant similar to morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone.
Is Percocet available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for Percocet?
Why is Percocet prescribed to patients?
- Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) is prescribed for the relief of moderate to moderately-severe pain.
What are the side effects of Percocet?
The most frequent adverse reactions of Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) include:
Other important side effects include:
- Spasm of the ureter, which can lead to difficulty in urinating
Possible serious side effects include:
- Severe reduction in blood pressure (hypotension)
- Paralytic ileus
- Serious allergic reactions
- Severe skin reactions
Oxycodone can depress breathing and, therefore, is used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients and in patients with serious lung disease. Oxycodone can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery.
Is Percocet addicting?
- Oxycodone can be habit-forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur, but are unlikely when used for short-term pain relief.
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