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Percocet Side Effects

Serious Percocet Side Effects

Some side effects with Percocet, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
     
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Dark urine
 
  • The urge to take more Percocet than prescribed or for a non-medical purpose (see Percocet Addiction)
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety or fear
  • Severe constipation
  • Slow or irregular breathing
  • Difficulty passing urine or decreased urination
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Other Possible Percocet Side Effects

After medications are approved and are in use by the general public, healthcare providers may voluntarily report side effects. This information can point to possible side effects that were not seen in clinical trials. However, it is difficult (if not impossible) to tell how frequently such side effects occur or even if they are actual side effects, since they are reported voluntarily, and since the "side effects" could be coincidental. These reported side effects are known as "postmarketing experience." Possible side effects of Percocet reported in postmarketing experience include but are not limited to:
 
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) or high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Fatigue
  • Thirst
  • Headaches
  • Increased sweating
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Seizures
  • Dehydration
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Taste changes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Hearing loss
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Red eyes
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face).
     
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