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What amount percocets should I take for bad toothache?

What amount percocets should I take for bad toothache?

The smallest dose: Possible for pain relief is prescribed to patient to reduce the risk of side effects and/or addiction. The painkillers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) as well as prescription medicine like percocet and Vicodin are the first line of treatment for managing dental problems. It may provide some relief you can get to your dentist. ...Read more

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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Oxycodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...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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Can you tell me how a doctor decide whether to prescribe percocet or percodan (oxycodone and aspirin)?

Can you tell me how a doctor decide whether to prescribe percocet or percodan (oxycodone and aspirin)?

Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen): If an individual has an acute injury and will need a strong pain reliever for a short time, it really doesn't matter much which drug the doctor recommends. People with history of ulcers shouldn't take Aspirin (which is in Percodan) and people with liver problems should avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) (Percocet). If they are to be used long-term, Percocet is better tolerated than an Aspirin containing medication. ...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

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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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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make percocet less effective?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make percocet less effective?

No: These two medications should not interact in a way that would lessen the effect of either when taken together. ...Read more

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Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best. ...Read more

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What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

What pain medication works better, mepergan or percocet?

Depends: Mepergan i'd Meperidine and Promethazine and this different from Percocet which is Acetaminophen and oxycodone. From a potency point of view they are different and not interchangeable. ...Read more

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How can I kick a percocet addiction all on my own?

How can I kick a percocet addiction all on my own?

Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) addict: You should have professional help as it very difficult to kick addictions on your own. Call your family physician for help with this. ...Read more

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2yrs. On 5mg. Percocet. Dr. wants switch to Vicodin. Which is safer? Percocet has been working fine. Told the tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for kidney disease

Both: Are relatively safe. Not a huge difference in effectiveness. Talk to your doctor about the switch. Explain your concerns ...Read more

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What are the tests for percocet overdose?

What are the tests for percocet overdose?

LFT and Vital Signs: Liver function tests such alt, ast (previously known as SGOT and sgpt)and ggt (very sensative) are most often used. Over tests are usually part of a comprehensive metaboic profile that measures electrolytes, other products of liver function, etc. Chronic toxicity even more serious when combined with alcohol.Also the oxycodone component can cause stopped breathing and unconciousness. ...Read more

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Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?

Which of these has nightmares as a side effect? Oxycodone, percocet, celecoxib, or diazepam (valium)?

Hard to Say: Side effects of most medications are turning out to be highly individualistic and sometimes based upon genetic susceptibility! This is fairly new research. But, it suggests that any specific side effect is not necessarily going to happen to you.

That said, with the exception of celecoxib, these drugs are narcotics and/or sedative/hypnotics and can cause "dysphoric" feelings and hallucinations. ...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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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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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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How long do the side effects from percocet last?

See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug. ...Read more

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I've been taking vicodin & percocet & tramadol for years. If I'm going to be on this the rest of my life why is my dr worried about addiction issues?

I've been taking vicodin & percocet & tramadol for years. If I'm going to be on this the rest of my life why is my dr worried about addiction issues?

Its a problem?: Your dr must see it causing a problem. Addiction issues are very bad and distructive and very difficult for the people with addictions to see this. The hallmark of addiction is loss of control and repeated negative consequences as a result. Most with addictions have "great"reasons for those consequences, usually justifing, rationlizing etc. Ask family and friends their opinion? ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions between phenergan, (promethazine) percocet, and pepcid?

Are there any drug interactions between phenergan, (promethazine) percocet, and pepcid?

Yes: There are definitely drug interactions between Phenergan (promethazine) and Percocet which can lead to drowsiness, mental confusion and others which make operating motor vehicles possibly hazardous, falls possible, nausea to name a few. Be very cautious taking the two together and especially around machinery. ...Read more

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Can I take methadone and percocet for pain, is this an okay combination for pain relief?

Can I take methadone and percocet for pain, is this an okay combination for pain relief?

Addiction: Taking two opiates at the same time can be found under some extreme pain management plan. But, if this is something you are asking on your own without a pain specialist recommending it, then this could be a sign of drug tolerance and addiction. ...Read more

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Is 4 percocet 7.5 over the course of a day (not all at once) too much? My pain has been worse today

Is 4 percocet 7.5 over the course of a day (not all at once) too much? My pain has been worse today

Depends: If you had major surgery or something to that extent that would be appropriate. But if the pain is for something less severe and you're taking four of them the question is what's causing your pain. But taking four of the schedule can be a normal dosage. ...Read more

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Been on 20 MG OxyContin every 12 hrs, Percocet 10 MG every 6 hrs since April. If I took 4 Percocets in 1 hr of eachother, could I overdose?! Accident.

Been on 20 MG OxyContin every 12 hrs, Percocet 10 MG every 6 hrs since April. If I took 4 Percocets in 1 hr of eachother, could I overdose?! Accident.

Be careful: With your baseline opioid regimen, the shortened dosing interval is unlikely to create significant problems beyond possibly some sedation, nausea and constipation - though everyone's different and have a low threshold to contact your doc. You also need to watch the amount of Tylenol (acetaminophen) you are taking as you really want to avoid consuming more than 3 grams/day (basically what's found in 9 Percocets). ...Read more

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I am on Percocet 10/325 for pain but it isn't helping as much as it used to, is there something different I can take or add to, to keep from hurting?

I am on Percocet 10/325 for pain but it isn't helping as much as it used to, is there something different I can take or add to, to keep from hurting?

Lots of options: You are likely developing tolerance to Percocet and I would recommend a different approach. If your problem is chronic, and the cause is diagnosed and is not cancer Add neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). I would consider giving a short course of NSAIDs if there is no contraindications. Decrease or stop Percocet under doctor supervision as it is addictive. Once off u could try butrans patch or tapentadol. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain. I have tryed everything litteraly even percocet. I went to my primary and a pt but my back is so inflamedi can't stand it. :'' (?

What can I do for pain. I have tryed everything litteraly even percocet. I went to my primary and a pt but my back is so inflamedi can't stand it. :'' (?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain. It can be physical therapy, massage, heat pads, medications, injection, surgery. ...
Narcotic medication is not the only treatment. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more