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Percocet Oral

Percocet® (oxycodone/APAP) is a medication approved for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. It is a narcotic drug that is classified as a controlled substance in the United States, which means that special laws and regulations control its sale and use. Percocet is available by prescription only and comes in tablet form.
Oral Percocet tablets are available in a variety of strengths. They can be taken either "as needed" or on a scheduled basis. "As needed" means you will only take a dose if you are experiencing pain (if you are not in pain, you will skip the dose), while "scheduled use" means you should take it on schedule, even if you are not in pain. Most healthcare providers prescribe the drug on an "as needed" basis, rather than a scheduled basis.
People may become addicted to Percocet. In fact, this is a commonly abused drug. It is readily available and inexpensive, especially in generic form. Because Percocet is a highly desired drug of abuse, people often obtain it through illegal means, such as from foreign countries or online sources that do not require a prescription.
(Click Percocet for more information on when and how to take Percocet, to find out how this medication works, and for a list of side effects that may occur with this drug.)
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