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What is Percocet? What are the Side Effects of Taking Percocet?


Both acetaminophen and oxycodone are available in Percocet. Acetaminophen is a pain reducer. It also increases the effects of oxycodone, which works in the brain and change feeling regarding pain. Ultimately Percocet is applied to the patient for relieving pain from moderate to severe.

Precautions of taking Percocet:

Like other drugs we have to definitely follow some precautions regarding Percocet’s side effects. In case of using sedatives, alcohol, tranquilizers or various narcotic medications recently, it is important to not to use Percocet. It is important to use this medicine according to the doctor’s recommendation; it can damage the liver or cause death. Those people who have taken MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days should not use Percocet. In some few cases a severe skin reaction is observed regarding using acetaminophen.

And the important precaution is that you must not share acetaminophen and oxycodone with another person, particularly if he or she has a drug addiction. To ensure that Percocet is safe for use we must tell our doctor if we have the history of head injury, brain tumor or stroke.

If we have been suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or COPD for a long time we must inform it to the doctor. In case the habit of alcoholism or drug addiction we inform the doctor as well. If we have diarrhea and kidney disease we must inform the doctor before taking Percocet. Regarding low blood pressure we have to be careful and we must inform it to our doctor. Before taking Percocet it is important to take advice or suggestion in case of pregnancy. One should keep the Percocet in such a place where a child cannot reach.

Whether we have the difficulty urinating or not, it should be checked. And before using the medicine we had better talk to the doctor first regarding the matter of mood disorders. Percocet may make us dizzy or drowsy. So, activities which require alertness like using machinery, driving a car, etc. should be avoided.

If anybody has a plan to become pregnant, it is best to inform a doctor because in the first two months of pregnancy the medication may slightly increase the risk of birth defects.