Percocet is a compound containing Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, in which Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever while Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever but it helps in increasing the effect of this medicine. This drug is useful in treating pain of moderate and moderately severe range. The opioid content of this drug imparts it a risk of being habit forming and its misuse may lead to drug addiction or overdose. Opioids can lead to slowing or stopping of breathing which may result in death in some people. The health conditions which can react badly to the contents of this drug and the precautions that must be utilized in the use of this drug is explained in the topic below.
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Since the opioid contents of this medicine can slow or stop breathing, hence its use is not recommended for people having respiratory disorders like acute asthma, Chronic Pulmonary Disorder, bronchitis or sleep apnea. It can also affect other physical and mental health conditions like head injury, brain tumors, mental illness, depression, trauma, high blood pressure, liver and kidney diseases, blockages in the stomach or intestines, prostate troubles that may lead to difficulty in urination, diseases related to gall bladder, pancreas, thyroid and adrenal gland.
This drug is not recommendable for people who already have a drug or alcohol addiction problem or even if they had it in the recent past, as both ways there is a risk of the user falling prey to the addictive characteristics of this drug. One should also not drink alcohol while using this medicine as it can cause the drowsy effect of this drug to increase substantially.
The use of this medicine is not safe for children under 18, pregnant women and nursing mothers as traces of it can pass on to children easily and may cause a series of developmental limitations and defects during their growth.
The common side effects that this drug can bring in the first time users are dizziness, drowsiness, mild headache, itching on the skin, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. These symptoms usually go away after a while of regular use as the body adjusts to the effects of the contents.
This drug may also give out allergic reactions with symptoms of hives on skin, difficult breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. A development of Serotonin syndrome can give out symptoms like agitation, confusion, hallucinations, loss of coordination, fever, sweating, chills, muscle stiffness and spasms. Low cortisol level causes a sudden loss of appetite, increase in weakness and fatigue.
People are advised to read about the dosage of this drug from the package leaflet and to use it as per the instructions when they buy Percocet online with overnight delivery.