Percodan, the combination of oxycodone and aspirin, can cause a host of side effects, some which can be uncomfortable. They can include constipation, increased sweating, weakness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dry mouth, tingling or redness of the skin and blurred vision. It should be taken exactly as prescribed to avoid serious effects. Altering the dose in any way can be dangerous. Those who have been addicted to alcohol or drugs are more prone to Percodan addiction. Taking it with alcohol can cause serious complications including slowed breathing. Drowsiness can be magnified by patients who take it with other narcotics, allergy medication, tranquilizers and sleeping pills. Dizziness and drowsiness can also occur when not combined with other substances, so patients should take it cautiously when driving or performing other potentially dangerous tasks. An allergic reaction is also possible with Percodan and signs include rash, wheezing, difficult breathing, closing of the throat, hives or swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat.
Percodan Can Lead to Addiction and Other Problems
Percodan is a prescription medication used for moderate to moderately severe pain. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic and aspirin is non-narcotic. It can be taken safely and effectively for many patients. Some may not experience uncomfortable side effects. For those who do, side effects can kick in shortly after first use or they can be . The prescription’s label lists potential side effects as well as warnings on other possible complications, interactions, allergic reaction and information on dependence. The oxycodone component can be habit-forming, causing a physical and/or psychological dependency. This can begin with the development of a tolerance. Percodan is also considered a drug of abuse. Taking too much or misusing it in other ways could lead quickly to addiction or overdose. A physical addiction is characterized by the onset of withdrawal once use is stopped suddenly. Withdrawal can be painful but there are options that can minimize suffering through medical detox.
Percodan Addiction Can Be Treated Safely and Confidentially
A Percodan addiction should be treated in a medical facility to maximize safety and minimize painful withdrawal. The right program will address the physical and psychological aspects of opiate addiction. The Waismann Method of rapid detox is a renowned rapid detox program that insists on treating patients with the utmost respect and sensitivity. The safe, humane and confidential treatment for Percodan detox can rid patients of their addiction within days. Performed in a hospital setting, the detox also helps to medically manage withdrawal symptoms without the use of opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone. The procedure uses medications to cleanse Percodan from patients’ opiate receptors. During this, the patient sleeps lightly under deep sedation and awakes without the awareness of the accelerated withdrawal that occurred. The procedure takes an hour and a half or less and patients remain in the hospital for two to four days for around-the-clock monitoring. Our transitional living facility, Domus Retreat, is also available for guests who wish to continue recovery.
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