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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Percocet Addiction (Overview)

Percocet is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and oxycodone. Acetaminophen is very toxic to the liver and relatively low amounts (about 4 doses) can cause severe liver damage. Oxycodone is a opiate derivative and can be habit forming.


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What are the common symptoms associated with percocet addiction?

What are the common symptoms associated with percocet addiction?

Percocet addiction: Usually unless you overdose the are no symptoms. When you are addicted you use the medication in a manner that is harmful to you. You overuse, you crave, and you figure out ways of getting more. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
12 doctors shared insights

Percocet Addiction (Overview)

Percocet is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and oxycodone. Acetaminophen is very toxic to the liver and relatively low amounts (about 4 doses) can cause severe liver damage. Oxycodone is a opiate derivative and can be habit forming.


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What is the treatment for percocet addiction?

What is the treatment for percocet addiction?

Suboxone: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
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What are the common symptoms associated with percocet addiction?

Percocet addiction: Usually unless you overdose the are no symptoms. When you are addicted you use the medication in a manner that is harmful to you. You overuse, you crave, and you figure out ways of getting more. ...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 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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What is the best way to stop a percocet addiction?

Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more

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What is percocet addiction?

What is percocet addiction?

Opioid addiction: Typically the path to dependence on an opioid involves ingestion of the drug with resultant pain relief and a heightened feelings of pleasure, then comes repeated drug use, this lead to  changes in the brain, cravings and symptoms of withdrawal then start when drug is absent, and finally inappropriate drug use follows to end withdrawal symptoms and/or to seek pleasure. ...Read more

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What can I do for a percocet addiction?

What can I do for a percocet addiction?

See a doctor: Precocet withdrawal can be dangerous and you should slowly decrease dosages under the supervision of a doctor. Once you've been successfully weaned off of the drug, i highly recommend substance abuse treatment and/or na groups to help maintain sobriety if the addiction has been present for any length of time. Your doctor should help guide you on inpatient vs outpatient treatment choices. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to handle percocet addiction?

Tough situation: But I am happy that you realize it is a problem and congratulations on that step! try cutting down slowly, even ten percent per week will get you down to a tolerable level to stop; cold turkey will be harder. Consider other medications as step-down medications and you can speak with your prescriber about these. Keep busy. Try to avoid benzodiazepines to cover symptoms. Good luck, you can do it! ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kent
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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Oxycodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more