Percocet is the brand name for a strong synthetic prescription drug that belongs to the class of opioids (narcotic pain medication/analgesics). It combines acetaminophen and oxycodone and it is also sold under the brands, Endocet, Magnacet, Primalev, Primlev, Roxicet, Tylox and Xolox. These drugs belong to the schedule II category of prescription drugs and they are typically used to treat patients with moderate to severe pain, usually following surgery, on a short-term basis.
Addiction and liver damage are the two main dangers of Percocet use. Percocet and other oxycodone products are among the most widely abused drugs in the U.S. and are highly addictive. Taking too much Percocet can cause symptoms that require emergency treatment, including nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, confusion or weakness, pain in the upper stomach, dark urine, yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes, extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, muscle weakness, fainting, weak pulse, slow heart rate, coma, blue lips and shallow or no breathing.
Percocet withdrawal symptoms in those chemically dependent on the drug include restlessness, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, yawning, sweating, chills, muscle or joint aches or pains, weakness, irritability, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fast heartbeat and fast breathing. Treatment involves medically-supervised withdrawal and psychotherapy.
Street Names for Percocet include:
- Blue dynamite (the 15-30 Percocet with no Tylenol)
- 512s (refers to the generic brand that prints 512 on the round white 5mg Percocet pill)
Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.drugabuse.gov
Treatment for Opiod Addiction in Florida
Percocet use and abuse can rapidly manifest into addiction. Florida Center for Recovery offers opioid addiction treatment programs for individuals struggling with Percocet addiction. Our mental health professionals are specialized in developing opioid addiction treatment plans to address the client’s substance abuse and the underlying issues associated with the development of the addiction. If you would like more information about percocet detox and long term recovery, connect with someone who can help you now by calling Florida Center for Recovery at our toll free number: 844-989-4036. Our recovery advisors are available 24/7 to provide you with information regarding treatment, admissions, insurance and private pay options.