Percocet side effects, Indications, Uses and Dosage
Oxycodone/acetaminophen, sold under the brand name Percocet among others, is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of acute pain and moderate-to-severe pain. It belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics.
Each tablet, for oral administration, contains oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen in the following strengths:
All strengths of Percocet (2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg), also contain the following inactive ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized cornstarch, and stearic acid.
Percocet is indicated for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain
Dosage and Administration
Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids. If pain is constant, the opioid analgesic should be given at regular intervals on an around-the-clock schedule. Percocet tablets should be taken orally.
PERCOCET 2.5 mg/325 mg
The usual adult dosage is 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.
PERCOCET (5 mg/325 mg; 7.5 mg/325 mg; 10 mg/325 mg)
The usual adult dosage is one tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.
Percocet Side Effects
The most common side effects of Percocet include:
- feeling tired,
- feelings of extreme happiness
- stomach pain,
- constipation, and