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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Percocet Addiction (Overview)

Addiction is more politically correctly called drug diversion. Any use of a medication that is sedative, analgesic or has depressive or stimulating brain effects, if used without proper indication may be called addiction. Doing unnatural activities to gain a drug is also addiction (taking a gun to doctors office, stealing drugs etc)


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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
12 Doctors shared insights

Percocet Addiction (Overview)

Addiction is more politically correctly called drug diversion. Any use of a medication that is sedative, analgesic or has depressive or stimulating brain effects, if used without proper indication may be called addiction. Doing unnatural activities to gain a drug is also addiction (taking a gun to doctors office, stealing drugs etc)


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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)

Seek counseling
every other day
Tell your doctor, and seek medical care
once
Develop a support system around family and your close network
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Can Suboxone be used for percocet addiction?

Can Suboxone be used for percocet addiction?

Yes: Suboxone can be used to treat Percocet and all other (pure) opioid containing medications. ...Read more

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What is percocet addiction?

What is percocet addiction?

Percocet: Percocet is an opioid pain reliever. Percocet addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this habit-forming substance. ...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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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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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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I need some tips on how to handle percocet addiction?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Percocet addiction?

Addiction: Addiction is more politically correctly called drug diversion. Any use of a medication that is sedative, analgesic or has depressive or stimulating brain effects, if used without proper indication may be called addiction. Doing unnatural activities to gain a drug is also addiction (taking a gun to doctors office, stealing drugs etc) ...Read more

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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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Can Suboxone be used for percocet addiction?

Yes: Suboxone can be used to treat Percocet and all other (pure) opioid containing medications. ...Read more

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My best friend may have a percocet addiction. Any suggestions on how to get withdrawal?

My best friend may have a percocet addiction. Any suggestions on how to get withdrawal?

Easy: Stop the pills. However, I think you were asking for treatment. Find a clinic or a detox or a doc who prescribes suboxone. ...Read more

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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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My husband is starting his withdrawl from his vicodin/percocet addiction. Any tips?

Withdrawls: First I want you to know, Opioid withdrawal is not life threatening.
Option 1, " Subboxan ". One has to be in some withdrawals before you get it.
Option 2. Old treatment. Catapress, a blood pressure medication is most helpful. Some aid to sleep like Trazadone, , Seroquel (quetiapine).
Some times Phenobarb in decreasing doses is also used.
See your MD. Don't try anything on your own ...Read more

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I have an addiction to Percocet, by the time of my next shoulder surgery I will be 13 days clean, will general anesthesia kill me or anything serious?

I have an addiction to Percocet, by the time of my next shoulder surgery I will be 13 days clean, will general anesthesia kill me or anything serious?

Will not kill you...: But you must be 100% honest with your surgical team, especially your anesthesiologist, about your drug history PRIOR to your surgery. They will chose anesthesia and post op pain medications that are best suited for you and reduce your likelihood of dependence. Prescription drug addiction is a serious national health issue. Advocate for your own health and make the right choices. ...Read more

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What is worst in regards to addiction? Oxycontin or percocet?

Unknown: The active ingredient in both medication is the same. Your question is about whether long acting or short acting medication technology makes a difference in the problem of addiction. There is some agreement that long acting preparations may be less addictive, but I and many others are unconvinced.
www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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I'm fighting with addiction but I have been clean but my life's really bad right now I'm having trouble dealing with it so I had a dumb moment and took some Percocets and I have to take a urine test Friday so how can flush my system out plz help?

I'm fighting with addiction but I have been clean but my life's really bad right now I'm having trouble dealing with it so I had a dumb moment and took some Percocets and I have to take a urine test Friday so how can flush my system out plz help?

No way to flush: Unfortunately, while the dose itself may be out of your system by Friday metabolites may not be and there's no way to accelerate that process. The other thing I'd like to mention is that your question on a DOCTORS' forum is not where you should expect someone to give you the answer to "how to beat the system." Those types of boards are elsewhere. Help to avoid taking them again? Yes, here ...Read more

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What drugs have similar addiction qualities as percocet?

What drugs have similar addiction qualities as percocet?

Other opioids: Even Vicodin, which was considered less addictive, has been moved up to Schedule II because of it's addictive properties. Some people even abuse codeine, but less often. Pretty much any narcotic medication has the potential for addiction in the same way Percocet does. Addiction is not the same as tolerance which is a normal, expected physiological response. ...Read more

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Do you know that this complete treatment programs is good for addiction patients of percocet medication?

Medication: Addictive Disorders are way too powerful for any individual to fight all by himself claiming victory.
Percocet. means Opioid Addiction at the moment. This can change to some other addiction. Yes he/she needs complete as well as on-going treatment.

It's for life. Slips occur
Relapse too may be a part of treatment. Just don't give up. Keep at it.

Your health = your responsibility. ...Read more

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Is Percocet or Vicodin safe to take for post op pain for only a week or so? Worried about addiction but it's only for post op pain. How effective?

Is Percocet or Vicodin safe to take for post op pain for only a week or so? Worried about addiction but it's only for post op pain. How effective?

Post operative Pain: I understand your concern about Addiction.
If you do not have Dependence on Alcohol, Benzodiazepines or Sleeping medications, you will not become addicted to Percocet or Vicodin if you took it for a week postoperatively.
While under care of Surgeon, gradually decrease dose. If intensity of pain decreases, discuss taking Ibuprofen or Naprosyn
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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My husband has syringomyelia, was taking percocet 10 mg. Never saw physical signs of addiction, but he may have p.A.W.S., suggestions for chronic pain?

My husband has syringomyelia, was taking percocet 10 mg. Never saw physical signs of addiction, but he may have p.A.W.S., suggestions for chronic pain?

Taper down: Your husband could try taking a smaller dose and tapering down, slowly, little by little and spread out the taper over a few months. For my patients, I have found the medication buproprion helpful, often times, for paws. Also, I have used low dose modafanil for a short period of time (six months) until the paws goes away. Good question. ...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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Was taking 4 Percocet 39mg and 10 hydrocodone 10mg dropped me to 3 Percocet 20 a day having a tough time its not enough dosage been taken for25 yrs n?

Was taking 4 Percocet 39mg and 10 hydrocodone 10mg dropped me to 3 Percocet 20 a day having a tough time its not enough dosage been taken for25 yrs n?

Medications: Firstly you should never have been on such high doses and also on two short acting agents at the same time. You will have a major problem getting off or reducing the doses. I would strongly suggest you seek treatment with an addictionologist - you may be better off with in-patient detoxification. ...Read more

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How long it takes for percocets to leave your system?

How long it takes for percocets to leave your system?

Several days: Generally, Percocet can be present in urine samples 3-4 days after ingestion and in blood for about a day. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my roommate took 15 percocets, help!!!?

What do you suggest if my roommate took 15 percocets, help!!!?

Bring her to the: Nearest emergency room or call 911. Assuming this was a deliberate overdose. She needs medical and mental health assistance. Take care. ...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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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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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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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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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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What to do if percocet is making me itchy?

What to do if percocet is making me itchy?

Be careful!: Usually skin rush and itching are signs of the allergic reaction to the drug. It might be a red flag for the future life threatening reaction and death. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. You may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the one of the components. In case you have trouble breathing, dizziness, vomiting or yellowing of the skin call 911 immediately. ...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?

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 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

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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