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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
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
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
I had a prescribed percocet at 9am and thinking it was 1:00 when it was only 11am I took another.?
I use percocet very sparingly for pain and have my liver checked a lot but wonder what long term side effects it has like memory loss or lost labedo?
See below: Most of the side effects are dose related. The less you take it, the better off you will be. ...Read more
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
No: These two medications should not interact in a way that would lessen the effect of either when taken together. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am prescribed 25mg Paxil (paroxetine) cr and 10mg percocet. Can these be taken together safely, as prescribed, without dangerous interactions?
Safe: There should be no problem taking these medications together. There are no listed interactions. ...Read more
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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
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
I took 2 Percocet over weekend 1 on Saturday then 1on Sunday I don't really take them have drug test tomorrow will it be out my system tomorrow?
No: If the last one you had was 4 days ago- it should no longer be in your system. Good luck ...Read more
Typical pain pill: Relief of pain typically last 4-6 hours, just like all the short acting/immediate release medications. ...Read more
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
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
Am I allowed to mix percocet and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or would that be something you would not recommend?
Not recommended: Mixing two highly addictive medications is not recommended. This is similar to a speedball...Not safe. ...Read more
Is 4 percocet 7.5 over the course of a day (not all at once) too much? My pain has been worse today
Follow directions: Usually not more than 2 every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more
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
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
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. :'' (?
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