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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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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

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