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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Crushing Percocet

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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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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Does crushing up percocet and putting it in water make it work faster?

No.: Percocet is already an "immediate release" opiate so there shouldn't be any significant difference in onset time. Crushing long acting medications to get them to work more quickly can kill you. ...Read more

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What can be side effects of percocet?

What can be side effects of percocet?

Percocet: Most common is nausea and vomiting. Being too tired or sleepy is also possible. Impaired function is also possible. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of percocet 10/325?

What are the side effects of percocet 10/325?

Many and varied: The most common side effects of oxycodone are constipation, sedation, sweating, edema and weight gain, but these are with regular (and often excessive) use. In high doses, it can cause respiratory depression and death. Regular use results in physical dependency, and with this can come abuse and addiction. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is doses over 2 grams daily (more than 6 tabs/day) can cause liver/kidney problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of percocet for pain?

What are the side effects of percocet for pain?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off (3-4 hrs later). This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. Not an issue for short term use. May cause nausea and constipation. ...Read more

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What long term effects of taking percocet are common?

What long term effects of taking percocet are common?

Tolerance addiction: Strongly addictive medication, should always be use with caution and preferably for short duration of time under physician supervision.
Tolerance, lack of effectiveness and dependency and addiction are some issues. ...Read more

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Anybody know the side effects of using percocet for pain?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off (3-4 hrs later). This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. ...Read more

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Can Percocet side effects last a while even after discontinuation?

Details???: You must name the "side effects" and describe them in detail to get a useful answer. ...Read more

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My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

Potentially, many: For one thing Percocet contains acetaminophen (tylenol) which is especially dangerous in people who are drinking heavily. Central nervous system depression, which can be potentially lethal - respiratory depression, aspiration, coma, death and brain damage - can occur with combinations of opioids and alcohol. See a family counselor or attend Alanon to get help for yourself, hope she gets help. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kinds of side effects will be faced, if we take this percocet medicine with other drug medications.?

Please answer! What kinds of side effects will be faced, if we take this percocet medicine with other drug medications.?

Pharmacist: That is a good question for the doc who prescribed it for you and the pharmacist who filled it. I would assume that you are having pain. Percocet is for moderate to severe pain when over the counter meds and rx anti-inflammatories are not effective. Percocet can interact with other meds that work centrally on the brain such as antidepressants and anxiety meds. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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How does percocet make you forget to breath? How long does the effects last? I'm on 7.5mg and that makes me anxious if I could forget to breath

How does percocet make you forget to breath? How long does the effects last? I'm on 7.5mg and that makes me anxious if I could forget to breath

Not true: You do not forget to breath. That is an involuntary and not a voluntary act. There are centers in the body that control breathing but you consciously do not. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Side effects of percocet pain killers?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using percocet:

constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; light-headedness; nausea; vomiting. ...Read more

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What long term effects of abusing vicodan and percocet are common?

What long term effects of abusing vicodan and percocet are common?

Many: The most serious side effect is brain damage. Abuse wil invariably lead to severe physical dependance by causing neuroimaging verified changes in neurocircuitry pathways of the brain, thereby causing addiction, a chronic condition viewed by many experts as a form of brain damage. It will enslave the core of your being in every sense. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking percocet for an extended period of time?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off (3-4 hrs later). This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to mix non prescription drugs to give you the effects of percocet?

Why are you taking: Why would you expect to get any type of answer to that question here.

Why do you want to play with drugs. Get off drugs and get a life. ...Read more

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I started paxil, (paroxetine) have been taking it for a week now. I've been having bad side effects. If I take a percocet for pain will it worsen the side effects?

Side effects: Depends on what side effects you are having. You should discuss this with your prescribing doc (s). Thank you for using Healthtap. If you are more specific we may be able to help more, but discussion with your doc (s) would be your best bet ...Read more

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I am exp bad side effects from oxycodone that I didn't experience on Percocet. So my pain doc prescribed it 2day but nurses wrote 2 fill 9-14.What 2do?

I am exp bad side effects from oxycodone that I didn't experience on Percocet. So my pain doc prescribed it 2day but nurses wrote 2 fill 9-14.What 2do?

Let your doc know: He/ She is the only one that can modify your prescription. Sometimes there are limitations imposed by insurance companies on the number of pills you can receive per month. ...Read more

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Saw pain doc today who prescribed Percocet instead of my oxycodone bc I am exp bad side effects that I didn't get wPercocet but nurses wrote fill 9-14?

Saw pain doc today who prescribed Percocet instead of my oxycodone bc I am exp bad side effects that I didn't get wPercocet but nurses wrote fill 9-14?

That may be the: Case if the oxycodone was due to run out on 9/13. Now a days physicians have to be very cautious when prescribing narcotics. There are an extraordinary number of opiate related deaths in this country each year. ...Read more

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Most common side effects of oxycodone (percocet) to relieve pains?

Most common side effects of oxycodone (percocet) to relieve pains?

See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the pain threshold which ultimately makes people feel more vulnerable and less tolerant to common, nonpathologic pains and aches. I would be very careful not to use oxycodone for chronic pain as other alternatives are better fitted for this purpose. ...Read more

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I've been on 130mg of methadone for 8months I am now stopping when will I be able to feel the effects of other opioids like percocets and hydrocodone?

I've been on 130mg of methadone for 8months I am now stopping when will I be able to feel the effects of other opioids like percocets and hydrocodone?

This is complicated: This is a complicated issue. There could be withdrawal issues and then there are tolerance issues. You need to be followed closely by the pain clinic ...Read more

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How long does percocet take to leaves out of your breastmilk? I had a C-section 6 days ago and was prescribed percocet fit the pain which I read could have bad effects.

How long does percocet take to leaves out of your breastmilk? I had a C-section 6 days ago and was prescribed percocet fit the pain which I read could have bad effects.

It's fine: You had a c-section and Percocet is a reasonable thing to take-1-2 pills every 4-6hours. The concern is, if you take it prior to breastfeeding, sometimes the baby can become sleepy and not feed well. If your baby is feeding well, don't concern yourself about it. If you are concerned, try taking the Percocet just after breastfeeding, but no more often than prescribed. Be sure your doc communicates! ...Read more

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Hi There, I was just wondering if there are any serious side effects of taking only a few percocets while on pristiq 50mg, and also how dangerous drinking alcohol REALLY is on this anxiety medication. (I am not taking perc's while drinking alcohol though)

Suspicious: Not enough info. How many is "a few? " Should you be drinking alcohol which is a CNS depressant while taking an anti-depressant, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)? Why are you taking an opioid which is also a CNS depressant? How close if not together re perc's and alcohol? Not enough info! ...Read more

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How long do effects of percocet or percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) last?

How long do effects of percocet or percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) last?

Typical pain pill: Relief of pain typically last 4-6 hours, just like all the short acting/immediate release medications. ...Read more

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Husband home after I/O surgery on bi-cep tendon was given Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and Percocet which is better for pain and less side effects? Are they the same?

Husband home after I/O surgery on bi-cep tendon was given Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and Percocet which is better for pain and less side effects? Are they the same?

Meds: Both these meds have acetaminophen codeine has a history of more nausea and upset stomach. Either one can help pain and depends on the individual response as to which is more powerful the Percocet is considered more of an abuse drug by the FDA/ DEA ...Read more