What is Percocet?
PERCOCET is Yellow, Elliptical / Oval and has been identified as Percocet 325 mg / 10 mg.
It is supplied by Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc..
Percocet 10/325 is used in the treatment of chronic pain; pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations.
Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy.
Percocet 10/325 325 mg / 10 mg is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Generic Name: acetaminophen/oxycodone
HOW TO USE PERCOCET
This combination medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain.
It contains an opioid pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen).
Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking oxycodone/acetaminophen and each time you get a refill.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well.
Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction.
This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
PERCOCET SIDE EFFECTS
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur.
Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To prevent constipation, eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and exercise. You may also need to take a laxative.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: interrupted breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), mental/mood changes, severe stomach/abdominal pain,
difficulty urinating, signs of your adrenal glands not working well (such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, weight loss).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: fainting, seizure, slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction
including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US –
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, give them naloxone if available, then call 911.
If the person is awake and has no symptoms, call a poison control center right away.
US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Symptoms of overdose may include: slow/shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, coma, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
Do not share this medication with others. Sharing it is against the law.
This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
Do not use it later for another condition unless your doctor directs you to do so. A different medication may be necessary in that case.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.
If you are taking this product on a regular schedule and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose.
Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.
Different brands of this medication have different storage needs.
Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.
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