Percocet 10mg is a pain medication for moderate pain after surgery. It is also known as oxycodone and contains two medications, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone.
Percocet 10mg is an opioid, which means that is a morphine based medication and should be taken with caution. It is known by several brand names, including Endocet, Percodan, Roxicodone, and Roxicet.
Opioids like Percocet 10mg activate the brain’s reward center. You can become addicted to the way the drug makes you feel. But over time, the drug will stop working as well as it used to, and you’ll need to take more of the medicine to achieve the same effect.
Possible signs of Percocet 10mg addiction
Percocet 10mg has a number of possible side effects. Identifying the presence of these side effects in someone who is using the drug can help you spot abuse.
Percocet 10mg reduces intestinal motility. This often causes constipation and difficulty with bowel movements.
Opioid painkillers like Percocet produce a number of other symptoms, including:
difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
low blood pressure
reduced breathing rate
difficulty with coordination.
It’s important that you never suddenly stop taking Percocet for any reason. This can cause extremely unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that may be avoided by slowly decreasing your dose instead. If you want to decrease or stop taking Percocet, talk to your doctor about the best way to do this.
Symptoms of withdrawal include:
Feeling irritable and/or anxious
Muscle or joint aches
How Does Percocet 10mg Work?
Percocet 10mg works in two ways. Oxycodone partially blocks the sensation of pain from reaching the brain. This doesn’t mean that you won’t feel pain, but it will decrease the intensity of pain that you feel. Acetaminophen is believed to provide a small amount of reduction in inflammation and may make the oxycodone portion of the medication more effective.
Side Effects Percocet 10mg
Along with pain relief, some patients will feel very relaxed when taking Percocet.
Individuals who are taking this type of medication for the first time, or who rarely take this type of medication, may feel sleepy.
Blood pressure is often lower when taking medication, as blood pressure is often increased in response to pain.
Decreased respiratory drive, which results in breathing slower and less deeply, is a known issue when taking Percocet. You may need Dexedrine 5mg also.