Percocet Drug Facts


What is Percocet and how is it used?

Percocet is a combination of the narcotic (oxycodone) and acetaminophen(Tylenol). They are combined to get a synergistic effect on pain. Oxycodone is similar to other narcotics in terms of effect and addiction.

Other brand names are Roxicet and Tylox. Tablets contain 25 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg acetaminophen; 5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg acetaminophen; 7.5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 500 mg acetaminophen; 10 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 650 mg acetaminophen

Percocet when abused can be taken orally in pill form, chewed, or crushed (then snorted like cocaine).

The side effects of Percocet are:

  • constipation
  • constricted pupils
  • depressed feeling
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • euphoria
  • exaggerated feeling of well-being
  • itchy skin
  • light-headeness
  • nausea
  • sedation
  • skin rash
  • slowed breathing
  • vomiting

The symptoms of an overdose are:

  • bluish skin
  • cold and clammy skin
  • coma
  • decreased or irregular breathing
  • extreme sleepiness
  • eyes or skin with yellow tone
  • heart attack
  • low blood pressure
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • slow heartbeat
  • stupor
  • sweating
  • vague bodily discomfort
  • vomiting

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