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Percocet

What is Percocet?

Percocet® is a combination of oxycodone, an opioid pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of the oxycodone.

Percocet is prescribed to treat moderate to severe acute pain. Percocet® relieves pain by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain. The intent of this drug is to depress the central nervous system.

Addicted to Percocet?

Percocet is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Percocet®, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Percocet develops, the body requires more and more Percocet to relieve pain. Taking higher doses of Percocet can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal side effects.

Percocet Addiction Signs

  • Extreme drug seeking behaviors
  • Financial Problems
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Appearance of withdrawal symptoms

Percocet is a very powerful drug that the body may become physically dependent upon. If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Percocet or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent Percocet withdrawal symptoms.

Percocet Withdrawals Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Vomiting

Detox off Percocet

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing Percocet® withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Percocet® in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period. Outpatient Detox understands that each patient is different and has his or her own specific needs. Outpatient Detox does not replace Percocet® with maintenance drugs; instead, the professionals at Outpatient Detox free patients of all drugs allowing patients to return to their normal, healthy lives.