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What can you take for a headache if you take a percocet?

What can you take for a headache if you take a percocet?

Focused Headache Med: Percocet is not a great medication for a headache. While the opioid may help dull the pain, it does not treat the underlying vasodilation/venous spasms or muscle tension that cause most headaches. Discuss headache medicines such as reglan, (metoclopramide) compazine, and prophylactic medications with your doctor. If you have a headache that is different than a normal headache, you need to go to an er. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I stopped taking percocet from a surgery I had two days ago. I have a all day pounding headache. What can I do to ease the bad headache?

I stopped taking percocet from a surgery I had two days ago. I have a all day pounding headache. What can I do to ease the bad headache?

Withdrawal: You may need to wean yourself off more slowly from the percocet. One weaning regimen is taking a half tablet for a few days and then going to half a tablet every other day. Consult your prescribing surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an LP done on 6/15. I still have the debilitating headache, autophony, hyperacusis, nausea. GP gave Rx for Percocet. Doesn't help. What is this?

I had an LP done on 6/15. I still have the debilitating headache, autophony, hyperacusis, nausea. GP gave Rx for Percocet. Doesn't help. What is this?

Below: It is difficult to give an accurate DX without an exam and your full medical history

Best to call your DR and give update the Percocet is not helping. Your DR who is treating you will be able to give better advice. ...Read more

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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant; took Percocet 5/325 3x a day for chronic headaches before I knew. OB said should be ok but seeking 2nd opinion?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant; took Percocet 5/325 3x a day for chronic headaches before I knew. OB said should be ok but seeking 2nd opinion?

It's OK: If you have stopped your Percocet, you don't need to worry. Ongoing narcotic use--we worry about neonatal abstinence syndrome--withdrawal.
It would be ideal if you can find a solution for your headaches that doesn't require narcotics, and maybe seeing a doctor who is a headache specialist can help find a long term non-addictive solution. GOOD LUCK!! ...Read more

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Csec 4 days ago, spinal epi, been having a horrible headache & bad neck pain, what can relieve this fast, taking percocet & aspirin only helps incison?

Csec 4 days ago, spinal epi, been having a horrible headache & bad neck pain, what can relieve this fast, taking percocet & aspirin only helps incison?

Headache: You have a post dural puncture headache. Drink fluids and do not strain. If this does not help see the anesthesiologist for a possible blood patch. ...Read more

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Csection 4 days ago, spinal epi, been having a horrible headache and bad neck pain, what can relieve this fast, taking percocet and aspirin not helpn?

Csection 4 days ago, spinal epi, been having a horrible headache and bad neck pain, what can relieve this fast, taking percocet and aspirin not helpn?

Contact Your OB: If your c/s was done under spinal anesthesia there is a good chance you are leaking spinal fluid from the insertion point. Placement of a blood patch in the same area will often stop the leak & the headaches that go with it. Your OB can arrange this for you. ...Read more

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I've had a sinus headache for 5 hrs now, I've taken ibuprofen and percocet that I'm prescribed can I take some benadryl (diphenhydramine). Or what will get me relief?

I've had a sinus headache for 5 hrs now, I've taken ibuprofen and percocet that I'm prescribed can I take some benadryl (diphenhydramine). Or what will get me relief?

See your PCP: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for headache evaluation, tests and treatment options. ...Read more

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Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else I can took?

Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else I can took?

Percocet alternative: There are many other pain killers, narcotics and non-narcotics. Please see your doctor for medication change. ...Read more

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My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

My wife hides percocet and drinks heavily at night. What health effects does this cause?

Potentially, many: For one thing Percocet contains acetaminophen (tylenol) which is especially dangerous in people who are drinking heavily. Central nervous system depression, which can be potentially lethal - respiratory depression, aspiration, coma, death and brain damage - can occur with combinations of opioids and alcohol. See a family counselor or attend Alanon to get help for yourself, hope she gets help. ...Read more

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Heard percocet has something in it that can cause irregular menstrual cycles. Any truth to that?

Heard percocet has something in it that can cause irregular menstrual cycles. Any truth to that?

Possibly: Opioids in general can cause endocrine disturbances including irregular menses, low sex hormones due to their effects on the pituitary gland function. So there can be other problems besides menstrual like fertility.You need to be aware that Percocet is a combination of an opioid, oxycodone and Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Tylenol (acetaminophen) in moderately high doses over time can cause liver damage, . ...Read more

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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

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Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

NO: Percocet is oxycodone (an opioid) combined in a fixed dose with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). Neither irritates the gastric mucosa and therefore will not contribute to ulcers or gastritis. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver damage. ...Read more

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Could taking 4 10-325 Percocet after not taking for a couple of weeks cause severe night sweats ?

Could taking 4 10-325 Percocet after not taking for a couple of weeks cause severe night sweats ?

Possible: But not likely. Given scarcity of information, I suspect the condition that you are taking the Percocet for is causing your symptoms or a different, unrelated condition. Worth checking in with your doc. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2x/day today by a specialist who knows I take 10mg Percocet 5x/day. I've read that it is not safe to mix the two and I don't want to cause more problems than I have already. Is this safe? What could happen? Suggesti

I was prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2x/day today by a specialist who knows I take 10mg Percocet 5x/day. I've read that it is not safe to mix the two and I don't want to cause more problems than I have already. Is this safe? What could happen? Suggesti

Talk with doctor: The combination of opiates (Percocet) and benzodiazepines (Ativan) can depress respiratory function and be a problem. They are frequently used together however. Adding a sleep aid such as Ambien (zolpidem) makes this even more risky (think of Heath Ledger) so you should discuss your concerns with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can Percocet cause a yeast infection?

Can Percocet cause a yeast infection?

Not that I know of: While chronic overuse of certain opioids, particularly methadone, has been shown to cause some mild immune system problems in some patients, taking Percocet in usual doses should not cause this problem. Talk to your OB/GYN provider. ...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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Can Percocet cause weakness and loss of coordination in your hands?

Can Percocet cause weakness and loss of coordination in your hands?

Not a side effect: It is very doubtful that you can blame Percocet for hand symptoms, and far more likely, there is an independent cause which is unrelated. Have your doctor examine you and suggest some interventions. ...Read more

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Was given a sedative today cause I had ctr surgery. I was given prescription for percocet for pain which I need but read online not to take while taking sedativ?

Was given a sedative today cause I had ctr surgery. I was given prescription for percocet for pain which I need but read online not to take while taking sedativ?

Don't know what: Sedation you were given. In this type of the situation however it is safe to assume that the prescribing physician felt that you could take the Percocet either along with the sedative or because sedative had already worn out of your system which is the more likely case. As long as you're taking it as prescribed by the physician, I would not worry about taking it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

Does percocet use cause dark circles under eyes?

No: May be due to being drowsy from medication but no it does not cause dark circles under the eyes. ...Read more

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Can percocet cause more or less urinary retention then tramadol?

Can percocet cause more or less urinary retention then tramadol?

Variable: It can happen with both, the "real" answer is which does it more to you.

In general, Percocet is worse. ...Read more

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I have a little bit of hives on my neck from an allergic reaction, if I was to take a percocet, would it effect the hives at all or cause more?

I have a little bit of hives on my neck from an allergic reaction, if I was to take a percocet, would it effect the hives at all or cause more?

Be a role model: On a friday night, 22-year old female with hives, only medical problems listed in profile "allergic reactions" & only medication listed Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (not percocet!), suggest treating your hives as follows: stay home, read, watch a movie, drink chamomile tea & do not take percocet. This may or may not cure your hives, but will certainly prevent "irreversible hives" to your soul caused by percocet. ...Read more

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I was on percocet for 2 months for knee surgery. How much damage, if any, can be caused to the liver.?

I was on percocet for 2 months for knee surgery. How much damage, if any, can be caused to the liver.?

If you are: Otherwise healthy and took it as directed, I would be shocked if it has caused any chronic damage whatsoever. ...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