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Oxycodone / Acetaminophen

Oxycodone/acetaminophen (Roxicet, Endocet, Percocet) is a moderately priced drug used to treat moderate to severe pain.This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. Generic oxycodone/acetaminophen is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of oxycodone / acetaminophen is around $22.57, 78% off the average retail price of $105.98. Compare opioid / acetaminophen combinations.
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What is Percocet?

Treats moderate to severe pain. Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is the strongest prescription combination pain medicine for as needed pain relief, but make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.

Percocet Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. This is especially important for elderly patients, who may be more sensitive to the effects of pain medicines. If too much of this medicine is taken for a long time, it may become habit-forming and cause mental or physical dependence. Also, large amounts of acetaminophen may cause liver damage if taken for a long time.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

Measure the oral liquid using the patient cup that comes with the package.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole with water. Do not crush, break, chew, or dissolve it. Do not pre-soak, lick, or wet the tablet before placing it in your mouth. Do not give this medicine by feeding tubes.

Check with your doctor first before changing dosage forms (eg, capsules, extended-release tablets, tablets). These forms are very different from each other.

This combination medicine contains acetaminophen (Tylenol®). Carefully check the labels of all other medicines you are using, because they may also contain acetaminophen. It is not safe to use more than 4 grams (4,000 milligrams) of acetaminophen in one day (24 hours).

Percocet side effects

Serious Side Effects

  • Death from liver failure
      Higher risk if:
    • Current liver disease
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines with acetaminophen

    The acetaminophen component in Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can hurt your liver. Using more than 4000 mg of the acetaminophen (or 12 tablets of Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can cause serious harm to your liver that may make you need a liver transplant and can be life-threatening. Don't take more than your doctor prescribes, and avoid other medicines that have acetaminophen when using Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Death from lack of oxygen to the body (respiratory depression)
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 or greater
    • Higher dose
    • People with not enough thyroid hormones
    • History of lung problems

    Taking too much Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can cause irregular or slow breathing that can put you in a coma and can cause death. If your lips and fingers start turning blue from low oxygen, see a doctor immediately. In the hospital, doctors can give you a medicine that reverses the effects of Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen). Don't take more than your doctor prescribes.

  • Driving impairment
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • Age 65 or greater

    Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) lowers your ability to focus, think, and react. Be careful. Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating machinery, until you know how this medication affects you.

  • Tolerance and dependence
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Long-term use
    • History of drug abuse

    You body can develop tolerance to Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen), which means that more medicine is needed to treat the same pain. You may become physically dependent on Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) if you have been using it continuously for 2-3 weeks or longer, which means that you'll feel withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it. You can avoid withdrawal by weaning off of the medication very slowly with the help of a doctor. Take only the prescribed dose for the shortest duration to lower risks of abuse and overdose. People with a history of drug abuse shouldn't take Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) if an alternative medicine is available.

  • Neonatal withdrawal syndrome
      Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use of opioids in mother
    • Breastfeeding while taking Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen)

    Oxycodone, one of the medications in Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) passes into breast milk. Women with a history of long-term opioid use increase the risk of neonatal withdrawal syndrome. Symptoms in the newborn include irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, tremor and lack of weight gain. Opioid withdrawal in infants can be a life-threatening emergency and needs immediate medical care.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Death from overdose (extended-release tablet)
      Higher risk if:
    • Children age 18 and younger
    • Taking more than prescribed dose
    • Mixing with alcohol or drugs that interact with Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen)

    Even 1 dose of an extended-release tablet can be too much for a child so store out of reach from children. In adults, raising the dose too quickly, high doses or mixing with alcohol or drugs that interact causes overdose and death. If you suspect a child has taken Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen), or an adult has taken too much, watch them for decreased activity, extreme tiredness small pupils, and lips and fingers turning blue from low oxygen. Call 911 or go to a hospital immediately. Doctors can give a medicine that reverses the effects of Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen).

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Severe allergic reactions

    Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can cause hypersensitivity reactions (severe rash, trouble breathing) and angioedema (life-threatening condition with swelling with or without hives). This is a medical emergency and you get medical attention immediately. You shouldn’t take Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) if you've had an allergic reaction to certain opioids like codeine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, levorphanol, and oxymorphone. Talk to your doctor about other pain medicine choices.

  • Low blood pressure
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Circulation problems

    The oxycodone part of Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) can lower your blood pressure. You may feel dizzy, lightheaded. If you're sensitive to low blood pressure, change position slowly, such as going from sitting to standing since that is when you will feel the low blood pressure the most. If symptoms continues for more than a few doses, another pain medicine may be better for you.

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Percocet interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Ethanol
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Tobacco

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Cabbage
Pregnancy
C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Percocet dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For moderate to moderately severe pain:
    • For oral dosage form (capsules):
      • Adults—1 capsule every 6 hours as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Adults—2 tablets every 12 hours as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (solution):
      • Adults—5 milliliters (mL) or 1 teaspoon every 6 hours as needed. Your doctor may adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mL (12 teaspoons) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults—1 tablet every 6 hours as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Percocet reviews

3.8 / 5 average rating with 1399 reviews for Percocet from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Percocet from Iodine.com

30 year old man
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Roxicet on 2/18/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
Much more effective than norco. If you have the opportunity to get Percocet over norco, use the Percocet. It lasts much longer and is significantly stronger.
58 year old woman
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Percocet on 2/14/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
This medication is very addicting, so be careful. Also, if you are trying to get off of opiates be careful if you are offered Subxone to help you get off. Suboxone is also extremely addicting, the withdrawal is much worse than from opiates, so just be aware. Opiate withdrawal is generally over in 7-10 days, suboxone withdrawal has barely started in that amount of time
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