Percocet is the combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen which can cause side effects with use. This is true of all prescription medications, however, each person’s experience can be different. Percocet side effects can range from common to more serious and include nausea, vomiting and sleeplessness. Physicians prescribe this narcotic pain reliever for moderate to severe pain management. Many patients successfully complete their medication regime without issues. However, it can lead to numerous problems including the development of tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, overdose, withdrawal symptoms and the need for medically-assisted detoxification. Many consider it a drug of abuse.
Percocet Side Effects Can Range from Mild to Severe
It is important to follow the Percocet prescription directions to avoid serious side effects. Altering the dose in any way can be dangerous.
Some widely reported Percocet side effects include:
- Constipation which can be severe
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Tingling or redness of the skin
- Blurred vision.
Furthermore, taking this drug with alcohol can cause a dangerous reaction including slowed breathing. Individuals who have a history of drug or alcohol addiction can be more prone to Percocet addiction. Consequently, Percocet use can lead to dependence and addiction. Thus, these are the more serious side effects that cause a withdrawal phase which can be difficult to manage alone.
Additionally, patients can experience drowsiness which is magnified by mixing percocet with other narcotics, allergy medication, tranquilizers and sleeping pills. Drowsiness can also occur, so patients are urged to use it cautiously when driving or performing other potentially dangerous tasks.
Lastly, an allergic reaction to Percocet is possible. Signs include:
- Difficultly breathing
- Closing of the throat
- Hives or swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat.
Compassionate and Confidential Care for Percocet Detox
The Waismann Method of rapid detox can virtually eliminate a painful withdrawal with a complete opioid detoxification. We have pioneered rapid opiate detox and given thousands of our patients their hope and lives back over the past 20 years. Our top priorities are safety, comfort and results. Each program is individualized for our patients based on a comprehensive evaluation of their individual needs. Waismann Method doesn’t use opiate replacement therapy to treat opiate addiction. Our rapid detox procedures are performed in a full service hospital and utilize intravenous medications to remove Percocet from patients’ opiate receptors. During this process, patients are comfortably sedated in their own private rooms. Once patients awaken they have no conscious awareness of the withdrawal that took place during the procedure. Our program is safe, effective, completely discreet and administered with compassion.
Post-detox, we transfer patients to our aftercare facility, Domus Retreat. While at the recovery center patients receive around the clock care in a supportive and individualized environment. This additional inpatient care facilitates a smooth transition and higher success rate during the critical phase right after detoxification.
In conclusion, we know our patients didn’t intentionally become addicted. It often starts when a tolerance develops from pain management. Whatever the reason for addiction, we don’t use guilt, shame or blame during the recovery process. We know you have suffered enough already and you have chosen to seek help.