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Dr. James Krick
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I'm 5'4, 230lbs. Have elevated liver enzymes. Lexapro and Percocet 1daily. Could this be my weight or my meds? NP doesn't seem worried but I am! I've lost 100lbs but sill over weight. Can I ask for more testing? Very scared. Healthy otherwise.

I'm 5'4, 230lbs. Have elevated liver enzymes. Lexapro and Percocet 1daily. Could this be my weight or my meds? NP doesn't seem worried but I am! I've lost 100lbs but sill over weight. Can I ask for more testing? Very scared. Healthy otherwise.

Rule out...: I'm betting it's lack of exercise. You can address this. You need to have hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled out. If it's lack of exercise, there's often fat in the liver on ultrasound. This isn't to be taken lightly. I also trust you're sensible and don't drink alcohol. Why not hit the fitness circuit harder and see if it doesn't fix things? ...Read more

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For what length of time do percocets 10mg stay in your system?

For what length of time do percocets 10mg stay in your system?

Half life: Half of the Percocet can be out of your body in about 4-5 hours, but the other half is still there.

3 to 4 days might be reasonable to expect it to be cleared.

If you are thinking in terms of a drug test, I would not trust these #s to show you clear. It may be found in even smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Percocet can you drove on it?

Percocet can you drove on it?

Narcotic: Operation of motor vehicle with narcotic in system is driving under the influence. Can affect judgement and reaction time. Strongly advise do not do. ...Read more

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How can percocet make you feel good?

How can percocet make you feel good?

Pain medication: Percocet is a synthetic opiate medication indicated for the treatment of pain. It relieves pain and can also produce a euphoric like effect. ...Read more

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How much time does percocet affect you?

How much time does percocet affect you?

2-4 hours: Oxycodone is a short-acting drug, and takes about 20-30 minutes to get into bloodstream and brain, and then lasts an additional 2-3 hours. If it is injected or inhaled through the nose (snorting) it takes effect in a few minutes but still only lasts additional 2-3 hours. It's metabolites, however, can be detected in urine for several day, but aren't necessarily clinically active. ...Read more

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Can you mix percocets and ibuprofeb pm?

Can you mix percocets and ibuprofeb pm?

Yes, with caution: Taking wither or both of these medications chronically should be done only under medical supervision/ chronic use of Ibuprofen can cause kidney damage and intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is nucytna better than percocet 10/325?

Tough Question: Everyone responds differently so its hard to tell. Its really a trial and error thing to find the opioid that works best for you at the moment. ...Read more

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Is modanifil safe to take with percocet?

Is modanifil safe to take with percocet?

Ok in combination: There is no interaction between these medicines. Remember however that Percocet contains acetaminophen and OTC Tylenol in addition could cause a liver problem ...Read more

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Can percocet pills be crushed or chewed?

Not recommended.: You should never chew or crush any pill unless it is specifically formulated to be chewed. You will get a larger release of the medicine in many cases than you desire all at once. Many of these pills are formulated to be released slowly into the body so don't chew or crush. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

Pain med: Percocet is a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone available by prescription only. It is available with 2.5, 5, 7.5, or 10 mg of oxycodone. It is used for moderate to severe pain on a temporary basis. Oxycodone is an opioid and is frequently abused or misused. Taking too much can lead to severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen ...Read more

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I'm on Percocet will dr give me loracet to.

I'm on Percocet will dr give me loracet to.

Probably not: Percocet is oxycodone, loracet is hydrocodone. Most physicians will only prescribe one or the other to treat pain. There is no real reason to be on both. ...Read more

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Any risk of mixing spirulina with percocets?

Any risk of mixing spirulina with percocets?

Percocets: Given that spirulina is a food supplement from a cyanobacteria there are no additive effects with percocet. These can be taken together. ...Read more

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How can I quit percocets and skip withdraws?

How can I quit percocets and skip withdraws?

Detox: See a detox specialist who can ease you down off of the meds. Slow is key. There are other medications to take on a short term basis to allow you to he relatively symptom free during the process. ...Read more

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How long does 15 mg percocet last in the body?

How long does 15 mg percocet last in the body?

Metabolism variable: He pain relief is variable, but the drug may be detected in the body for a few days. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope with percocet withdrawls?

What are some ways to cope with percocet withdrawls?

Detox: If you are really suffering from withdrawal, you can discuss detox medications with your primary care physician such as Suboxone or clonidine.

www. Suboxone. Com. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get prescribed percocet 5mg?

Unsure of your: Reasoning and question. If you have pain, you should be asking on how to treat that. Specifically asking for where or how to get 5mg Percocet does not seem very legitimate. If you have pain, there are so many other options, try to avoid starting narcotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm addicted to percocets! Please help?

What to do if I'm addicted to percocets! Please help?

Help is available: You need to start by getting a medically supervised withdrawal from the oxycodone. Your primary care provider should be the best place to start. There are inpatient and outpatient options, as well as short-term and longer-term maintenance therapies to help you gradually (or even more quickly) get off the oxycodone and find new ways to cope with life. Counseling needs to be a strong part of help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ratio-oxycocet and percocet?

What is the difference between ratio-oxycocet and percocet?

No big difference: They both contain oxycodone and acetaminophen as active ingredients. Sometimes fillers etc. Make a difference in effect. Pain meds are potent conditioners and often patients will highly prefer one brand over the next as a result.

When it comes to taking pain pills I never recommend trying to figure it out or be in one's own head. Talk with your prescriber for this help. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have developed a tolerance to percocet?

How can I tell if I have developed a tolerance to percocet?

It stops working as: Well as it used to. Virtually anybody who takes opioid drugs on a regular basis will develop tolerance - it is part of the physical nature of the drug and its interaction with our receptors. This is why opioid should virtually NEVER be the only thing done for pain. Many other modalities, including physical treatments like heat, ultrasound, acupuncture, massage, TENS units etc should be used too ...Read more

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How long will it take 2.5 mg of percocet to leave the system?

How long will it take 2.5 mg of percocet to leave the system?

Few days: It works for about 4 hours but can be traced in the urine for few days. ...Read more

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How long after I take 2 5mg percocets can I take a 2mg dilaudid?

How long after I take 2 5mg percocets can I take a 2mg dilaudid?

Narcotic complicatio: If you are asking this, likely your prescribing M.D. did not prescribe both these meds in this manner. If you are having so much pain not controlled by 5mg Percocet, what is the origin of the pain? That needs to be determined to prescribe effectively. In addition, with COPD, mixing 2 short-acting narcotics can lead to excessive respiratory depression in some folks. Get your M.D.'s approval. ...Read more

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Could taking percocet recreationally on rare occasions be harmful?

Could taking percocet recreationally on rare occasions be harmful?

They can be: In several ways. One is that obtaining these drugs without a prescription is illegal and can be a felony, so getting caught can be very hazardous to your future liberty. Secondly, opiates have a way of turning rare into common - a person starts once every few weeks, then once a week, then 5 times a week, then every day, then 5 times a day and they are hooked, often switching to heroin. Don't. ...Read more

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I mistakenly took 3 percocet... Do I need to seek medical attention?

I mistakenly took 3 percocet... Do I need to seek medical attention?

Depends: On the strength. You can call the poison control center to check. If it is 5/325mg you may be tired or dizzy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I used to snort percocet. Should I be worried?

What do you suggest if I used to snort percocet. Should I be worried?

If it's "used to": Then what I would worry about is relapsing. Did you get any professional help with stopping, or just do it on your own? If you didn't get help, I would advise it now. People use drugs to cover up/treat underlying psychological issues, and these tend not to go away by themselves. See an addictions counselor or mental health professional for ongoing support. Self-help programs may also help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for 10mg 325 percocet to get out of your system?

See below: It can be detected in a urine drug screen for up to a week. I assume you are asking because the Percocet is not prescribed to you. It is very dangerous to use narcotics that are not prescribed to you. Respiratory failure and death can occur. ...Read more

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Has there been any studies with baby born abnormal because of percocet?

Has there been any studies with baby born abnormal because of percocet?

See below: The concern with narcotics during pregnancy is neonatal withdraw from the drug exposure. Those babies are normally, very fussy, have an increased muscle tone, have tremors, and some trouble with eating. The symptoms wane as the drug is removed from their system. ...Read more

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12 hours clean off percocet at 150-200mg/day how can I get through this?

With help: While not fatal, can be uncomfortable and miserable. Contact narcotics anonymous for support. ...Read more

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How long does percocet stay in system and what I have to do to get it out the system?

How long does percocet stay in system and what I have to do to get it out the system?

About 8 hours: Oxycodone is opiod in Percocet and it has a half-life of 3.5-4 hours which means that half of it will be eliminated in that time so theoretically unless you ingested more you are usually free of the Percocet about 8 hours after ingestion. You might help get it out faster by drinking water because it is excreted by urine (19% unchanged). ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from withdrawing from percocet if you've been on them for 2.5 years?

No: Withdrawal from narcotics can make you feel pretty bad but it will not kill you. As miserable as you may feel for a short while, it is safe to withdraw from percocet. ...Read more

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What medications can help with percocet withdraws for the first three days of the withdraws?

What medications can help with percocet withdraws for the first three days of the withdraws?

Multiple meds: Hello. You can use multiple meds, all prescription, to help with withdrawal symptoms. You can try weening off the Percocet to help avoid the symptoms. To treat the symptoms, you can try Clonidine for the agitation. Some people use libirum as well to help with the symptoms; I would avoid any other benzodiazepines due to addiction possibility to them. Pepto for some of the GI issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the meaning of this, that percocet is classified as a schedule II drug?

Can you tell me about the meaning of this, that percocet is classified as a schedule II drug?

Schedule II: Is a classification given to a medication by the DEA (Drug enforcement agency). There are certain restrictions placed on schedule II medications in regards to their prescribing, storage, transfer, etc. Usually medications with high abuse or overdose potential are in this category. A google search of schedule II medications would reveal other medications on this list. ...Read more

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I had a prescribed percocet at 9am and thinking it was 1:00 when it was only 11am I took another.?

Find a friend: To observe you for the next 4-6 hours and to call 911 if you're overly sedated. Percocet lasts 4-6 hours. ...Read more