Percocet 5/325mg is a combination of 5 mg oxycodone and 325 mg acetaminophen. It is an opioid analgesic that is used to treat moderate to chronic pain in adults. Percocet is potent medicine and most often used in intense pain or trauma after surgeries.
It is an oral tablet that is blue, round shape, and imprint as “Percocet 5”. Percocet 5/325mg comes from a narcotic analgesic combination medicine. It is classified as a Schedule II drug under the CSA (Controlled Substance Act). It is only available on prescription, using it without having a prescription is illegal.
Common uses of Percocet
- back pain
- nerve pain (neuralgia)
- breakthrough pain
- migraine headaches
(Use the lower effective dosage in the starting of the medication to avoid side effects)
Percocet 5/325 mg: 1 tablet every 6 hours or as per need in pain.
The total daily dosage of Percocet should not exceed more than 4 gram a day. Before making a selection in its dosage, confirm your doctor first, he will manage your dosage according to your health condition. Taking a larger dosage can be fatal and risk worthy.
Side effects of Percocet 5/325
Taking Percocet in a larger dosage or without prescription can be harmful and can cause side effects. People sometimes make changes in their dosage to get fast relief that reflex into side effects. Some of the side effects should not be neglected during the medication are:
- constant tiredness
- cognitive impairment
- excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not share the medicine with anyone. If you have any allergies with acetaminophen or oxycodone, then take this medication with caution.
The use of opioids without prescription is illegal, as well as fatal for a person or surroundings.
Moreover, the risk of Percocet in pregnancy is high; tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
Do not use the medication or if you are allergic to it or have a Glaucoma or severe head injury.
Tell your physicist before the treatment if you have any previous condition that might interact with Percocet.