Percocet 2.5/325mg is an opioid medication that is a combination of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone. It is prescribed to the patients to treat moderate to severe short-term pain. This medicine is used to treat acute pain of an injury, cancer, C-Section, and other severe short-term pain. Percocet changes the phenomenon of how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen present in Percocet also helps reducing fever.
How to use Percocet 2.5/325mg
Read the prescription instructions provided by your pharmacologist before you start taking the dosage of Percocet 2.5/325mg or whenever you get a refill. If you have any questions about the medication, consult with your doctor right away.
Take the dosages of this medication orally by mouth as instructed by your doctor, usually two or three times a day. Take this medicine with or without food. It is better to take this medicine with meal if you have nausea. Consult with your physician about other ways to prevent nausea. Dosage of Percocet always depends on the medical condition of the patient, age, and response to the medication. Older patients most commonly start this medication with a lower dose to prevent the risks of side effects. The patient should never alter the treatment of this medicine, take it more often than prescribed, or continue it for a longer time without consulting the doctor.
Withdrawal of Percocet
The patient might suffer from withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop taking the medication of Percocet. Withdrawal symptoms of Percocet may include, but are not limited to:
- Runny nose
- trouble sleeping
- thoughts of suicide
- Muscle aches
- Watering eyes
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Mental or mood changes
- Stomach cramps
To prevent the incident of withdrawal symptoms, lower the dose slowly according to the directions of a doctor when the prescription of Percocet is assumed to be stopped. Withdrawal symptoms are more likely if the patient has used this medication for a long time or in high doses. Consult with the doctor right away if you or anyone you know have withdrawal.
Side effects of Percocet
Many patients who are using this medication do not have any severe side effects. Side effects of Percocet may include:
- Loss of coordination
- High fever
- Mood swings
- Increase in saliva production
Inform your doctor right away or seek emergency medical help if any of the side effects occur when you are taking the medication of Percocet. Eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and exercise to prevent constipation.
- Before taking the dosage of Percocet, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Percocet, Oxycodone, Acetaminophen, any other opioid, or have any other allergies.
- Do not take this medicine if you have head injuries, seizures, sleep apnea, asthma, kidney disease, or liver disease.
- Consumption of Percocet may make you feel dizzy, do not drive any vehicle, or operate any machinery until you do not feel dizzy.
- Older adults are more sensitive to the side effects of this medication.
- Do not use this medicine during pregnancy. Consult with your doctor for a better understanding of the safe usage of this medicine.
- Do not share your medicine with anyone. Sharing or giving away your medication is against the law.
If you lose or skip a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.
Store the medicine at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. Do not flush the medication in the toilet, and do not store it in the kitchen. Keep it away from the reach of minors and pets.