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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids. If pain is constant, the opioid analgesic should be given at regular intervals on an around-the-clock schedule. PERCOCET tablets are given orally.
PERCOCET 2.5 mg/325 mg
The usual adult dosage is 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.
PERCOCET 5 mg/325 mg; PERCOCET 7.5 mg/325 mg; PERCOCET 10 mg/325 mg
The usual adult dosage is one tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.
|Strength||Maximal Daily Dose|
|PERCOCET 2.5 mg/325 mg||12 Tablets|
|PERCOCET 5 mg/325 mg||12 Tablets|
|PERCOCET 7.5 mg/325 mg||8 Tablets|
|PERCOCET 10 mg/325 mg||6 Tablets|
Cessation of Therapy
In patients treated with PERCOCET tablets for more than a few weeks who no longer require therapy, doses should be tapered gradually to prevent signs and symptoms of withdrawal in the physically dependent patient.
PERCOCET (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP) is supplied as follows:
2.5 mg/325 mg
Pink, oval, tablet, debossed with "PERCOCET" on one side and "2.5" on the other.
Bottles of 100 NDC 63481-627-70
5 mg/325 mg
Blue, round, tablet, debossed with "PERCOCET" and "5" on one side and bisect on the other.
Bottles of 100 NDC 63481-623-70
Bottles of 500 NDC 63481-623-85
7.5 mg/325 mg
Peach, oval-shaped, tablet, debossed with "PERCOCET" on one side and "7.5/325" on the other.
Bottles of 100 NDC 63481-628-70
10 mg/325 mg
Yellow, capsule-shaped, tablet, debossed with "PERCOCET" on one side and "10/325" on the other.
Bottles of 100 NDC 63481-629-70
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP, with a child-resistant closure (as required).
DEA Order Form Required.
Manufactured for: Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Malvern, PA 19355. Revised: August 2014This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/18/2015
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