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Drugs and Alcohol Addiction is a universal problem. There are several ways to overcome it.
Percocet Addiction

Percocet is a Schedule II drug used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. The drug under this brand combines contents of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol. Oxycodone is an analgesic with narcotic effect that acts in the central nervous system to relieve pain. Acetaminophen is a less powerful pain reliever. When Acetaminophen is mixed, the effect of Oxycodone is increased. This drug will be dispensed only if a prescription from a licensed physician is produced.



Effects

Oxycodon has a calming effect while Acetaminophen reduces both pain and fever. It has been proved effective and efficient in thousands of cancer patients and those with chronic, long-lasting pain. Since Percocet has been used as a drug of abuse, the prescription and medicine should be kept safely because once a drug addict or an agent gets it, he can misuse it as long as he wants.

Symptoms of addiction

Side effects such as drowsiness, constricted pupils, nausea, euphoria, light-headedness, sedation, vomiting, constipation, depression, and slowed breathing have been reported. Regular intake of Percocet may cause physical dependence.

Addiction

It is different in the case of addiction. The drug has a high potential for addiction, especially if taken frequently. Usually if the drug is taken for over a period of two to three weeks, there is a major risk of addiction. There is also a possibility of patients getting addicted to this drug by the time it is no longer needed for the treatment of pain. This is a case of psychological need. This can be treated with the help of a physician by slowly decreasing the dose. Often, the patient gets addicted to Percocet unknowingly. If one uses Percocet in excess of the prescribed dose, if taken indiscriminately or tries to obtain the medicine after the period prescribed by the physician is over, there is the possibility that the individual has developed addiction to Percocet.

Treatment

When Percocet is stopped suddenly, the body shows signs of narcotic withdrawal. This can happen six to eight hours after the last dosage is taken. You may be able to get some relief from some of the side effects like dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, sedation, and vomiting by lying down.

 
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