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Percocet Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Endocet, Magnacet, Percocet 10/325, Percocet 10/650, Percocet 2.5/325, Percocet 5/325, Percocet 7.5/325, Percocet 7.5/500, Primalev, Primlev, Roxicet, Tylox, Xolox
Generic Name: acetaminophen and oxycodone (Pronunciation: a SEET a MIN oh fen and OX i KOE done)
- What is acetaminophen and oxycodone (Percocet)?
- What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- How should I take acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and oxycodone?
- Where can I get more information?
What is acetaminophen and oxycodone (Percocet)?
Oxycodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone.
The combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Acetaminophen and oxycodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acetaminophen-Oxycodone 325 mg-10 mg-MAL
oblong, white, imprinted with 10/325, M523
Acetaminophen-Oxycodone 325 mg-5 mg-MAL
round, white, imprinted with 512
Acetaminophen-Oxycodone 325 mg-7.5 mg-MAL
oblong, white, imprinted with 7.5/325, M522
APAP-Oxycodone 325 mg-5 mg-BAR
round, white, imprinted with 555 278
APAP-Oxycodone 500 mg-5 mg-BAR
red/white, imprinted with barr, 658
APAP-Oxycodone 500-5 mg-ROX
red/white, imprinted with 54 392
APAP-Oxycodone 5-500 mg-MAL
beige/red, imprinted with M 532
Endocet 10-650 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with 10, E797
Endocet 325 mg-10 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with 10/325, E712
Endocet 325-5 mg
round, white, imprinted with Endo 602
Endocet 7.5-325 mg
oblong, peach, imprinted with 7.5/325, E700
Endocet 7.5-500 mg
oblong, peach, imprinted with 7.5, E796
Magnacet 400 mg-10 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with ADG, 10/400
Magnacet 400 mg-2.5 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with ADG, 2.5/400
Magnacet 400 mg-5 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with ADG, 5/400
Magnacet 400 mg-7.5 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with ADG, 7.5/400
Oxycodone-APAP 10-325 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON 932
Oxycodone-APAP 10-650 mg-WAT
oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 825
Oxycodone-APAP 5-325 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON 749
Oxycodone-APAP 5-500 mg-WAT
red/white, imprinted with WATSON 737, 5 500 mg
Oxycodone-APAP 7.5-325 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with WATSON 933
Oxycodone-APAP 7.5-500 mg-WAT
oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 824
Percocet 10-325 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with 10/325, PERCOCET
Percocet 10-650 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with 10, PERCOCET
Percocet 2.5-325 mg
oval, pink, imprinted with 2.5, PERCOCET
Percocet 325-5 mg
round, blue, imprinted with PERCOCET 5
Percocet 7.5-325 mg
oblong, peach, imprinted with 7.5 / 325, PERCOCET
Percolone 5 mg
oblong, peach, imprinted with 7.5, PERCOCET
oblong, white, imprinted with 54 730
round, white, imprinted with 54 543
red, imprinted with TYLOX McNEIL
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and oxycodone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- seizure (convulsions);
- problems with urination; or
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects include:
- feeling dizzy or drowsy;
- mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
- blurred vision; or
- dry mouth.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen and oxycodone?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.
Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
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