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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

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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For what length of time do percocets 10mg stay in your system?

For what length of time do percocets 10mg stay in your system?

Half life: Half of the Percocet can be out of your body in about 4-5 hours, but the other half is still there.

3 to 4 days might be reasonable to expect it to be cleared.

If you are thinking in terms of a drug test, I would not trust these #s to show you clear. It may be found in even smaller amounts. ...Read more

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How can percocet make you feel good?

How can percocet make you feel good?

Pain medication: Percocet is a synthetic opiate medication indicated for the treatment of pain. It relieves pain and can also produce a euphoric like effect. ...Read more

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Is modanifil safe to take with percocet?

Is modanifil safe to take with percocet?

Ok in combination: There is no interaction between these medicines. Remember however that Percocet contains acetaminophen and OTC Tylenol in addition could cause a liver problem ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope with percocet withdrawls?

What are some ways to cope with percocet withdrawls?

Detox: If you are really suffering from withdrawal, you can discuss detox medications with your primary care physician such as Suboxone or clonidine.

www. Suboxone. Com. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get prescribed percocet 5mg?

Can I tell me how I can get prescribed percocet 5mg?

Unsure of your: Reasoning and question. If you have pain, you should be asking on how to treat that. Specifically asking for where or how to get 5mg Percocet does not seem very legitimate. If you have pain, there are so many other options, try to avoid starting narcotics. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have developed a tolerance to percocet?

How can I tell if I have developed a tolerance to percocet?

It stops working as: Well as it used to. Virtually anybody who takes opioid drugs on a regular basis will develop tolerance - it is part of the physical nature of the drug and its interaction with our receptors. This is why opioid should virtually NEVER be the only thing done for pain. Many other modalities, including physical treatments like heat, ultrasound, acupuncture, massage, TENS units etc should be used too ...Read more

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I mistakenly took 3 percocet... Do I need to seek medical attention?

I mistakenly took 3 percocet... Do I need to seek medical attention?

Depends: On the strength. You can call the poison control center to check. If it is 5/325mg you may be tired or dizzy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from withdrawing from percocet if you've been on them for 2.5 years?

No: Withdrawal from narcotics can make you feel pretty bad but it will not kill you. As miserable as you may feel for a short while, it is safe to withdraw from percocet. ...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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Do generic percocets thin blood?

Do generic percocets thin blood?

Caution: Percocet is made up a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication and acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever which increases the effects of oxycodone. This drug is used for moderate to severe pain. Abuse of this drug can cause addiction, overdose or even death. Percocet is not a blood thinning drug. ...Read more

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Can you take percocet with antivan?

Can you take percocet with antivan?

Yes but cautiously: Combining an opiate (percocet) with a benzodiazepine (ativan) can be fatal. Make sure that you are under a doctors care who is familiar with both of these medications and knows you are taking both. ...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 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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How does percocet make affect your pupils?

How does percocet make affect your pupils?

Makes your pupil con: Pecocet is an opioid and a full agonist of the opioid receptor. It makes your pupils constirct. ...Read more

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Can I take leftover percocets for back pain?

Can I take leftover percocets for back pain?

Yes: You can take it in prescribed dosage and make sure the medicine is not outdated or expired. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can I take tryptophan while taking percocet?

Can I take tryptophan while taking percocet?

Medicines: Please never take tryptophan while taking Percocet - have your doctor decide what meds to use.
Regarding your pain, headaches, and chest pain please discuss this with your primary doctor.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What are the percocet 10 mg's pure pain pills?

Oxycodone: Without Acetaminophen (tylenol), and they are not called "percocets, " which is a brand name of the combination oxycodone/acetaminophen product. Since the late 1990s, both immediate release and extended release products with oxycodone alone have been available. Hydrocodone products continue to be in combination with tylenol, except for the newest addition zohydro, which is plain hydrocodone. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
12 Doctors shared insights

Percocet Addiction (Definition)

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 ...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