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Percocet is prescribed to treat average to extreme pain. This medicine is a combination of two drugs, namely Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. It helps to manage pain from cancer, after surgery pain, or pain from any serious injury. This medicine is directed when other non-opioid pain killers can not help the patient to bear the pain. So doctors prescribe to buy Percocet online as an alternative of pain relief medicine.

Oxycodone works as a powerful pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a mild painkiller but it helps by increasing the effect of Oxycodone. This medication is sometimes directed to lessen fever caused by pain. As Acetaminophen helps to lessen fever.

It goes under the class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. This is narcotic medicine. This can be addictive and can be misused. This is a restricted medicine.

Doses Available:

There are various doses of Percocet available.

Doses Available of Percocet

Doses Available of Percocet

Available doses are

Percocet 5-325 mg :

This is the lowest dose of Percocet. It is a blue-colored round-shaped medicine,  PERCOCET and 5 written on it.

Percocet 7.5-325 mg:

It is a light pink-colored, oval-shaped tablet. It has PERCOCET written on one side and 7.5/325 written on another side of the tablet.

Percocet 7.5-500 mg:

Percocet 7.5-500 mg is a light orange-colored oval-shaped tablet, PERCOCET and 7.5 are written on two different sides of it.

Percocet 10-325 mg :

This medicine is light yellow in color and oval in shape. It has written PERCOCET on one side and 10/325 on the other side of the tablet.

How does it work?

It works by binding the opioid receptors in the brain, Central Nervous System, the spinal cord, and the stomach. This binds to the opioid receptors and stops the pain sensation from reaching the brain. This helps to reduce the amount of pain.

How Long Does it Stay in the body?

Percocet starts its work within 15 to 30 minutes of consumption. In 1 hour, its effectiveness reaches the top. This helps the patient to stay pain-free for up to 3 to 4 hours. But its presence can be found in various parts of the body for 1 to 2 days with a special test.

How long does Percocet stay in your system

How long does Percocet stay in your system

How to use it?

Take Percocet as the exact way you are directed by your pharmacist or healthcare provider. Do not take for a longer period than prescribed. You should not increase or decrease the doses of this medicine on your own.

This is taken orally. If you are using the liquid form, then get yourself an exact measurement cup. Take the accurately measured dose you are advised to take.

This medicine is taken at intervals of 4 to 6 hours.

The use of Percocet should not be stopped promptly. This will give serious withdrawal issues like anxiety, agitation, diarrhea, vomiting, tearing, muscle cramps, and insomnia. One should consult their doctor if they want to stop consuming this medicine.

Side Effects:

Taking Percocet can have some adverse side effects. Some of them are less serious, but some of them are very dangerous for life.

Percocet side effects

Percocet side effects

The casual side effects which are not much harmful are as follows :

  • drowsiness,
  • feeling tired,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • stomach pain,
  • vomiting,
  • blurred vision,
  • itching,
  • red eyes,
  • feelings of extreme happiness or sadness,
  • dry mouth

Percocet does have also some risky, life-taking side effects, like;

  • noisy breathing,
  • sighing,
  • shallow breathing,
  • Sleep apnea,
  • weak pulse,
  • slow heartbeat,
  • cold, clammy skin,
  • lightheadedness,
  • weakness,
  • tiredness,
  • fever,
  • unusual bruising or bleeding,
  • confusion,
  • unusual thoughts or behavior,
  • seizure,
  • problems with urination,
  • liver problems
  • loss of appetite,
  • dark urine,
  • clay-colored stools,
  • jaundice
  • agitation,
  • hallucinations,
  • fast heart rate,
  • muscle stiffness,
  • Twitching,
  • loss of coordination, etc.

If you experience these above conditions after consuming this medicine, then stop taking it and consult your healthcare provider instantly.

What to do if you missed a dose?

This is a painkiller, so if you miss a dose you will feel pain. Take the forgotten dose as quickly as you remember. But if the time is nearer to the next usual dose then do not take it, otherwise, it may lead to overdose.

In case of overdose :

Do not take more than one dose at a time if you are not prescribed to do so. It will overdose. Overdose of Percocet will have symptoms like passing out, slow breathing, slow heartbeat, coma, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes, and skin, and dark urine. In these cases, take Naloxone if possible. Then seek immediate medical attention, consult your doctor or you can call the poison help center.

Warnings and precautions :

Consuming alcohol or alcoholic substances is strictly prohibited during the consumption of Percocet. Percocet mixed with alcohol can lead to some dangerous issues in the body.

Tell your doctor about your previous medical history of diseases. Percocet can affect some diseases. Those diseases are

  • breathing problems,
  • sleep apnea,
  • liver disease,
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Drug addiction
  • kidney disease,
  • a head injury or seizures,
  • urination problems,
  • Thyroid problems
  • A problem in the pancreas, or
  • or Gallbladder disease, etc.

Do not try this medication if you are suffering from issues like severe asthma or breathing problems or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

If you are a pregnant woman or going to be pregnant then consult your doctor about it. Taking this medicine during pregnancy can lead to some unusual withdrawal issues in the baby after birth. Suddenly stopping the use of this medicine can impact the health of both mother and the baby, talk to your doctor about decreasing the dose.

This can pass through the breast milk, talk to your physician if you are a breastfeeding mother or going to breastfeed.


Some other medicines can have an impact on the effectiveness of this medicine. Those medicines are

  • cold or allergy medicines,
  • bronchodilator asthma/COPD medication,
  • medicines for motion sickness,
  • Medicine for bowel syndrome,
  • overactive bladderdrugs
  • opioid pain medicine,
  • cough medicine,
  • diazepam,
  • Alprazolam,
  • lorazepam,
  • Xanax,
  • Klonopin,
  • Versed,
  • a sleeping pill,
  • muscle relaxer,
  • medicine to treat mood disorders or mental illness,
  • drugs that affect serotonin levels in your body – a stimulant,
  • medicine for depression, etc.

If you are taking antibiotics, antifungal medication, heart or blood pressure medication, seizure medication, or medicine to treat HIV or hepatitis C, then confirm with your doctor about it. This can have some serious problems when mixed up with each other.

Storage :

Keep these medicines in a cool, dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight at room temperature. Store this medicine in an airtight box. Keep these medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Disposal of the unused and expired medicines should be done in a way and in a place where children and animals can not reach. You can also ask the pharmacist or the local disposal factory for it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) :

What is Percocet commonly used for?

Percocet is a combination opioid medicine used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. This medicine is made up of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a strong pain killer, whereas Acetaminophen is a mild pain killer. But it helps to increase the effectiveness of Oxycodone.

Is Percocet an opiate?

This medicine is a combination of two drugs namely Oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid and Acetaminophen is paracetamol. So, Percocet goes under the classification of drugs known as Analgesics, and opioid combos.

Is Percocet a strong medication?

In the case of treating pain, opioids are the best medicines. Opioids bind the receiver nerves and stop pain sensation from reaching the brain. As Percocet is an opioid medication, it is a strong medication to manage pain.

Is oxycodone the same as Percocet?

Percocet is a combination of two drugs, Oxycodone and Acetaminophen whereas Oxycodone alone is sold under different brand names.

What are the precautions for Percocet?

Percocet is a narcotic medication. So consuming alcohol or any other opioid medicines which make you dizzy is strictly not allowed. People suffering from asthma, breathing problem, blockage in the stomach or intestine, liver disease, and some other diseases should not use Percocet.