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Percocet Drug Information

Percocet® (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription drug often used for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. It is commonly prescribed after a surgery, dental procedure, or injury. The medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, usually every six hours as needed for pain.
Percocet is a combination medicine that contains oxycodone hydrochloride (a semi-synthetic, narcotic opioid pain reliever) and acetaminophen (a pain reliever and fever reducer commonly found in non-prescription medications). Combining these two drugs makes them more effective at relieving pain and may limit the abuse potential of oxycodone, as the maximum dose of Percocet is typically limited by the acetaminophen content.
In order to help minimize risks while taking this drug, information on Percocet should be discussed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. It is important to know that Percocet is a controlled substance that has significant abuse potential. The narcotic medication can cause both physical and psychological dependence, and may not be a good choice for people who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
(Click Percocet for more information, including details on how the medicine works, dosing guidelines, and other important warnings and precautions.)
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