Method of taking Percocet
Percocet should be taken in accordance with the prescription given to you by your doctor. You should follow all the directions mentioned on the prescription label of your medication. Percocet should never be taken in excess or longer than what is absolutely necessary for the patient.
Percocet is known to cause death and damage to the liver if it is taken in excess.
Get in touch with your doctor at earliest if this medicine stops working for you ( you become tolerated to it) or your pain is relieved.
If you have been prescribed Percocet, do not share this medicine with anyone, especially with a person who has been proved to have a history of drug addiction or drug abuse.
PERCOCET IS KNOWN TO CAUSE OVERDOSE, ADDICTION, OR DEATH (in some cases). Make sure that it is kept out of the reach of your children and other members of the family.
Consumption of Percocet shall not be stopped all of a sudden. The dosage of the Percocet shall be reduced in accordance with your doctor’s instructions.
In case you are to undergo any kind of medical test or surgery, it’s better to intimate your doctor beforehand.
Percocet should be stored away from heat and moisture.
Properly dispose off the leftover Percocet pills safely in your flush because JUST ONE DOSE OF PERCOCET CAN CAUSE DEATH OF A PERSON WHO MAY CONSUME IT ACCIDENTLY OR IMPROPERLY.
Percocet Side Effects
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience signs of an allergic reaction to Percocet like difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue.
As we have already discussed that Percocet can slow down or stop your breathing resulting in a person’s death, in the worst case. Educate your caring person to ring up the emergency number (1090) in case they notice blue colored lips, slow breathing, or you are hard to wake up.
Get in touch with your doctor if you experience any of these:
- slow heartbeat or weak pulse
- Noisy or shallow breathing
- Cold, clammy skin
- Weakness, tiredness, fever, unusual bruising or bleeding
- A light-headed feeling, as if, you might pass out
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness, or weakness.
- Problems with urination
- Seizures (convulsions)
- Confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior
- Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, worsening tiredness or weakness or
- Signs of liver problems including dark urine, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, upper stomach pain, tiredness, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and/or eyes), nausea
Long term use of Percocet may cause fertility problems in men and women. It is not known until now whether these effects are permanent or not.
While some common side effects of this medication are:
- Dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired
- Blurred vision;
- Constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
- Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
- Itching, red eyes, or flushing or
- Dry mouth.
Important Information For Consuming Percocet
You should avoid Percocet if you have recently taken/used tranquilizers, sedatives, alcohol, or any other narcotic medicines. Don’t use Percocet if you have used a Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitors in last 14 days like tranylcypromine, rasagiline, selegiline, phenelzine, isocarboxazid, linezolid, or you have been injected methylene blue.
This is a habit-forming drug, and it is known to slow or stop your breathing. Therefore, you should only consume your prescribed dose. You should ensure the safety of your medicine at all times. A close check should be kept to ensure that they are not used by anyone else except to whom it has been prescribed. Never share this medicine with anyone.
IT SHOULD BE NOTED HERE THAT PERCOCET CONSUMPTION CAN CAUSE OVERDOSE, ADDICTION OR EVEN THE DEATH OF THE PERSON(IN WORST SCENARIOS), especially in children and teenagers. That is why it should be kept in a place where they cannot reach out to it.
The person to whom the Percocet has been prescribed should never take more than the prescribed dose owing to the fact that overdose of Acetaminophen or Oxycodone (a combination of which is present in Percocet) can cost you your life.
Get in touch with your doctor right away if you experience itching, dark urine, nausea, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach, jaundice (yellowing of your eyes or skin), or clay-colored stool.
If Percocet is consumed during pregnancy by the mother, it may cause life-symptoms in the body of the newborn.
If you are experiencing skin redness or a rash on your body that spreads and causes blistering and peeling, discontinue this drug immediately and get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.
Percocet if consumed with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breath or alcohol, can have lethal side effects.
Percocet should not be consumed if you are suffering from severe breathing problems or asthma, or you have a blockage in your intestines or stomach.
Seek your specialist’s advice in case of any confusion.