Percocet is a narcotic pain reliever that reduces moderate to severe pain. Some of the brand names of it are Tylox, Roxicet, Endocet, Magnacet and Narvox. Percocet is a mixture of Oxycodone and acetaminophen, which increases the effects of Oxycodone. This drug should be taken by only the person it was prescribed to because it can be very habit forming. It should be put up so that no one can get to them because an overdose could lead to death.
What to Know
Before you take the Percocet you should let your doctor know if you have asthma, liver disease, kidney disease, low blood pressure, COPD or seizure disorder, because the medication might not be safe for you to take and could do more harm than good. You should let your doctor know if you drink alcoholic beverages because the alcohol mixed with the Percocet can cause many problems and even be fatal. You should also let your doctor know any other drugs you might be consuming, or let your doctor know if you are currently taking it. That way if a prescription is needed for something else, your doctor will know what can and cannot be taken together. If you start taking the Percocet for a long period of time, you just can’t stop cold turkey. You have to start taking less each day so that you won’t have any withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, users have to seek rehabilitation help in order to handle withdrawal symptoms.
If you feel that you have taken too much of the Percocet, you should call your doctor or go directly to the emergency room, because the dosage could be fatal. Be cautious driving when taking it, because it can cause you to see blurry or it can cause you not to think clearly.
Get Help if You or a Loved One
If you or a loved one is battling a Percocet addiction, it is important that you seek help. An addiction can cause severe health problems and can even be deadly, if not treated appropriately.