Percocet is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
PERCOCET is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. PERCOCET tablets should not be administered to patients with known hypersensitivity to oxycodone, acetaminophen, or any other component of this product.
Does Percocet work well for pain?
Effectiveness. Both Vicodin and Percocet Online have been shown to be highly effective in treating pain. In a study comparing the drugs, researchers found that they both worked equally well for short-term pain management. Another study showed that they work equally well in treating acute pain caused by fractures.
How long does pain relief last from Percocet?
It will begin working to relieve pain in about 15 to 30 minutes, although it reaches its peak effect in 1 hour. It will continue to work for 3 to 6 hours. It is important to make sure you are taking the correct amount of medication every time.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Percocet if you are allergic to any of its components including acetaminophen or oxycodone, or if you have:
severe asthma or breathing problems; or
a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
To make sure Percocet is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
breathing problems, sleep apnea;
a drug or alcohol addiction;
a head injury or seizures;
urination problems; or
problems with your thyroid, pancreas, or gallbladder.
How should I take Percocet?
Take Percocet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if you feel an increased urge to use more of this medicine.