What is Percocet?
Genetic Name: Acetaminophen and Oxycodone.
Brand Names: Percocet, Endocet, Xartemis XR, Primlev, Roxicet.
Percocet is the brand name for acetaminophen and oxycodone and is a powerful narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain. The synthetic opioid is one of the most commonly prescribed painkillers and is available in capsules and tablets. Adults should not take more than 4 grams (4,000 mg) of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period as it can cause liver damage. The combination of narcotic properties in this drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord. The analgesic component reduces pain.
This drug relieves moderate to severe pain and may also be used to treat other conditions determined by your healthcare professional. Also known as Oxycodone, Percocet® is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Percocet ® is a combination of an analgesic, colloquially known as a painkiller, an antipyretic, a drug used to lower the body’s temperature and a narcotic, a drug used primarily to induce sleep. The narcotic works by binding to the opiod receptor found in the brain and spinal cord, while the analgesic/antipyretic decreases the formation of specific chemicals which greatly reduce the pain threshold.
Some medications can interact with this drug and diminish its effectiveness or cause difficult breathing and sedation. Alcohol, tranquilizers and sleeping pills should be avoided while taking Percocet. Others who should avoid taking it include those who are allergic to any ingredient in Percocet, those with severe diarrhea due to antibiotic use and those taking naltrexone or sodium oxybate (GHB). It is not recommended for children and caution should be taken by elderly users, as they may be more sensitive to the side effects.
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Percocet Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects include:
- Mood changes
- Blurred vision
More serious side effects include:
- Severe allergic reaction including hives, rash, swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Dark urine
- Slow/irregular breathing
- Slow/irregular heartbeat
- Stomach pain
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin
Constipation is commonly reported in opiate users. Doctors recommend a diet high in fiber, increased water consumption and exercise. For more serious cases, a stool softener or laxative may be required.
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Narcotics such as Percocet, Darvocet, OxyContin and Heroin are highly addictive. This drug can be habit-forming and lead to tolerance, dependence if used at high doses for long periods of time.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Users can develop a tolerance, causing them to take more in the pursuit of pain relief. Some of those who become addicted choose to stay that way out of fear of withdrawal and the return of pain.
It is important to understand that long-term intake of opioid drugs will eventually cause physical tolerance and dependency; Some might even develop an addiction to the drug. In fact, not everyone who abuses opiate painkillers will ultimately develop an addiction. Each individual has a different makeup, and how they are affected by long-term opioid intake, can differ.
It’s also vital to note that there is a significant difference between opiate addiction, tolerance, and physical dependence. Painkiller addiction is defined by psychosocial factors, physical dependence characterized by physiological reactions and tolerance, often occurs when the user requires higher and higher doses in order to continue experiencing the same effects as they did in lower amounts.
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If you suddenly stop taking the drug, you could experience powerful withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal occurs because the metabolism is scrambling to regulate after relying on a constant opioid interference. The more dependent the individual is, the longer it will take to achieve stability.
Withdrawal symptoms from drugs containing oxycodone are similar to symptoms of a very intense flu and can include:
- Runny Nose
- Stomach and muscle cramps
- and other flu-like symptoms.
You should not use this drug without the authorization from your doctor or if you have recently used tranquilizers alcohol, sedatives, or other narcotic medications.
Drugs that contain Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing. Use only when prescribed and with the correct dose. Do not take more than is recommended. An overdose of drugs containing acetaminophen can cause liver damage or even death.
You should call your doctor immediately if you have any nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). For more serious symptoms like extreme drowsiness, cold and clammy skin, unusual sweating, weakness, persistent nausea and vomiting, loss of consciousness and slow, shallow breathing, please dial 911 or the closest medical emergency services as these can be symptoms of an occurring overdose.
Addiction Treatment and Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox
There are a number of different treatments available for addiction, including Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox. Anesthesia detox is not for everyone and patients should be well assessed for candidacy. When choosing the a qualifies and safe, rapid detox center, is important to have available options for detoxification. Patients should not have to fit “the only treatment offered”; that practice can work for some, but be dangerous for others.
Being admitted to a full-service hospital gives patients the additional medical options and resources, they would not have in a surgical center or operating room. Individuals have different profiles and health histories; that should be properly assessed and considered a proper course of treatment is considered. Having different medical options in the same location gives the doctor and patients the opportunity to individualize each detoxification, for additional safety and effectiveness.
The Waismann Method have offered Detoxification for almost two decades and for those who are simply looking for the best treatment option. Some of the factors that makes us the best opiate treatment is:
- Full Service Private Accredited Hospital
- 18 years of Experience, Reputation for Excellence and Superior Care
- Multi-Board Certified Medical Director
- Patients are Treated individually in Private ICU Rooms
- 5 to 10 days Inpatient All Inclusive ( 2 to 4 days in the hospital and the remainder at the recovery center )
If you are seeking the best Treatment available, you found it! We believe that patients that have become dependent deserve, respect , comfort and privacy during detox. Waismann Treatment has been one of the most respect Opiate treatment in the world, and is for those who wants the best medicine has to offer. Ask us about quick admissions, call us today.