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Percocet Dangers

Percocet® (oxycodone/APAP) is a narcotic pain medication that is available by prescription only. It is a controlled substance and has a significant potential for abuse. Before you start taking it, dangers associated with the use of narcotics should be discussed with your healthcare provider to help ensure safe treatment.
 
Since narcotics can cause physical and psychological dependence, Percocet may not be a good choice for people who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse. You should never take the drug more frequently, longer, or at a higher dose than prescribed (even if you do not have a history of substance abuse).
 
There are a number of side effects that may occur with Percocet. Some side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. These may include:
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:

 

    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Dark urine

 

(Click Percocet Side Effects and Percocet Warnings and Precautions for more information about the potential dangers of Percocet, including more information about the abuse potential for this drug.)
 
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