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Could vicodin and percocet cause psychosis?

Could vicodin and percocet cause psychosis?

Highly unlikely: Opioid drugs rarely produce any kinds of symptoms like that, unless the individual is strongly predisposed - a young person with early onset schizophrenia, for example. This reaction is more commonly caused by marijuana or hallucinogenic drugs than by opioids. The use of an opioid antagonist like Narcan (naloxone) in a fully dependent person on vicodin/percocet can precipitate a psychotic delirious state. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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Hello doctors, can vicodin and percocet cause psychosis?

Yes, possibly: Though not as frequent as other drugs these drugs can cause psychosis. ...Read more

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How many tylenol (acetaminophen) 3's are equal to a percocet?

How many tylenol (acetaminophen) 3's are equal to a percocet?

It depends: It is really best to answer your question by a formal consultation with a pain specialist assuming you are a candidate for opioid medication. While there is a conversion table for common opioid. Each patient is different. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens if you take 4 10/325mg percocets?

Please help! What happens if you take 4 10/325mg percocets?

Close observation: The effect depends, first, on if you are taking opioid (narcotic) pain medicines regularly, or do not usually take them (opioid naive). It is much more dangerous in the later situation. In most patients, 40mg of oxycodone will produce, somnolence, fatique, lethargy, slowed respiratory rate, constricted pupils, light-headedness, and nausea. Be sure to not take any other medications, or otc depress. ...Read more

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Percocet can you drove on it?

Percocet can you drove on it?

Narcotic: Operation of motor vehicle with narcotic in system is driving under the influence. Can affect judgement and reaction time. Strongly advise do not do. ...Read more

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Is nucytna better than percocet 10/325?

Tough Question: Everyone responds differently so its hard to tell. Its really a trial and error thing to find the opioid that works best for you at the moment. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

Pain med: Percocet is a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone available by prescription only. It is available with 2.5, 5, 7.5, or 10 mg of oxycodone. It is used for moderate to severe pain on a temporary basis. Oxycodone is an opioid and is frequently abused or misused. Taking too much can lead to severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen ...Read more

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Why is percocet making me itchy?

Why is percocet making me itchy?

Histamine: Percocet and other opiates release histamine and make most folks itch. Try to take as little of this kind of pain medicine as you can -- this is nothing you don't already know. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took percocet for pancreatitis pain?

What would happen if I took percocet for pancreatitis pain?

Pancreatisis/Percos: One should never take this kind of medicine unless it is prescribed by a medical provider but this is one of many acceptable medicines to manage the pain associated with pancreatitis. Resting your stomach with only fluids for a while can help with a severe pain. But it is important to get medical help with this condition. ...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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How can I combat nausea from percocet?

How can I combat nausea from percocet?

You can: Take it with food. You can also use it only sparingly and when needed. If your pain is at a level that you need it frequently, you might ask your primary care physician for an anti-nausea medication such as Reglan (metoclopramide) or zofran. ...Read more

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Side effects of percocet pain killers?

See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using percocet:

constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; light-headedness; nausea; vomiting. ...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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Does gentle dental ever prescribe percocet?

Does gentle dental ever prescribe percocet?

Beter pain meds: There are better and more effective medications with fewer side effects than percocet. Discuss your pain needs with your dentist. Once you have the problem treated you will not have pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for percocet overdose?

What is the treatment for percocet overdose?

Several!: If the oxycodone in Percocet doesn't kill you, then a large dose of acetominophen can seriously hurt the liver. Emergency treatment consists of maintaining respiratory ventilation, and giving a narcotic antagonist, Naltrexone or naloxone. ...Read more

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How save are percocet to take during pregnancy?

How save are percocet to take during pregnancy?

Opiate & pregnancy: It is not recommended to use opiate in the pregnancy. It can affect fetal development in the first trimester and it can cause great stress for the baby due to withdrawal. If you are so dependent on the opiate, please discuss it with your doctor before trying to have a baby. ...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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Could you take percocet over klonopin (clonazepam)?

There are potential: Dangers in combing central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Both opioids and benzodiazepines are CNS depressants, and when used together they may produce what are called "synergistic" effects - where 1+1=5. It also highly depends on the dose. The risks of overdose is much higher in patients who on opioids and benzos, as well as with alcohol. If these are prescribed to you, talk to the doctors. ...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 are effective treatments for withdrawal of percocet?

What are effective treatments for withdrawal of percocet?

Seek help: Suboxone is an excellent medication to help prevent withdrawal. Go to a na meeting. Talk to your priest or other spiritual leader. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more