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What is Percocet?
A) Percocet is a narcotic (oxycodone) and acetaminophen
combination. They are combined to get a syngergistic effect
on pain. Oxycodone is similar to other narcotics in terms
of effect and addiction. Acetaminophen is better known
brand names are Roxicet and Tylox. Tablets contain 25 mg oxycodone
hydrochloride and 325 mg acetaminophen; 5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride
and 325 mg acetaminophen; 7.5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and
500 mg acetaminophen; 10 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 650
How is Percocet used?
Percocet when abused can be taken orally in pill form, chewed,
or crushed (then snorted like cocaine).
What are the side effects of Percocet?
What are the symptoms of Overdose?
What is Percocet addiction?
is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of narcotics.
Even moderate doses of some narcotics can result in a fatal
overdose. When increasing doses of narcotics, the person may
first feel restless and nauseous and then progress to loss of
consciousness and abnormal breathing. Other risks include withdrawal
symptoms that may last for months.
drugs activate the brains reward systems. The promise
of reward is very intense, causing the individual to crave the
drug and to focus his or her activities around taking the drug.
The ability of addictive drugs to strongly activate brain reward
mechanisms and their ability to chemically alter the normal
functioning of these systems can produce an addiction. Drugs
also reduce a persons level of consciousness, harming
the ability to think or be fully aware of present surroundings.
What are possible drug interactions when using Percocet?
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