Percocet and Roxicet combine the drugs oxycodone and acetaminophen; they are thought to provide better pain relief than either drug alone. While Percocet has been shown to be effective at providing pain relief, many dangers are associated with the use of both oxycodone and acetaminophen individually and when used together they can pose even more health concerns.
Percocet contains acetaminophen. According to the Mayo Clinic, large doses of acetaminophen are known to cause liver damage. This can be a particular danger of Percocet use for Oxycodone addicts.
Dangerous side effects of drugs containing Oxycodone and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) include, slow heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), cold clammy skin, confusion, shallow breathing, severe weakness or dizziness, and feeling like you might pass out. In particular, depression of breathing can result in respiratory arrest and death. In the case of excessive use Acetaminophen can be particularly harsh on the liver, especially when combined with alcohol.
Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Percocet or Roxicet addiction. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in an Oxycodone rehab facility that meets your individual needs.
Common methods of Percocet addiction treatment include detoxification and maintenance. Depending on the severity of the addiction, options such as Methadone or Buprenorphine may be utilized.