People who take too much Percocet may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Extreme drowsiness, leading to coma
- Cold, clammy skin
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Cardiac arrest
- Nausea and vomiting
- Liver failure
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
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The tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep Percocet and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because this is a highly desired drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
Percocet is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.
Percocet tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Percocet 2.5/325 mg -- 2.5 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Percocet 5/325 mg -- 5 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Percocet 7.5/325 mg -- 7.5 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Percocet 7.5/500 mg -- 7.5 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 500 mg of acetaminophen
- Percocet 10/325 mg -- 10 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Percocet 10/650 mg -- 10 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride and 650 mg of acetaminophen.
Be sure that your healthcare provider writes the strength on your prescription. At one point, Percocet 5/325 mg was the only strength available, and many healthcare providers became accustomed to simply writing prescriptions for the medication without including the strength. However, since more strengths are available, your pharmacist will not be able to fill your prescription if your healthcare provider forgets to include the strength.