Percocet (AKA Percs), a narcotic analgesic, is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains two drugs–acetaminophen and oxycodone. Acetaminophen is used to reduce both pain and fever.
|What does it look like? Percocet is commonly found in tablet form.|
What side effects can this medication cause?
Common Side Effects
Less Common Side Effects
- Depressed feelings
- Exaggerated feeling of well-being
- Itchy skin
- Skin rash
- Slowed breathing
Symptoms of Overdose
Symptoms of Percocet overdose may include:
- Bluish skin, eyes or skin with yellow tone
- Cold and clammy skin
- Decreased or irregular breathing (ceasing in severe overdose)
- Extreme sleepiness progressing to stupor or coma
- Heart attack
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle weakness
- Slow heartbeat
- Vague bodily discomfort
A severe overdose of Percocet can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical help immediately.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine