Percodan – See Related Topics

Percodan is a high-potency narcotic painkiller that is produced in 12-hour time release tablets. It is an opiate-based prescription drug that is made from a combination of aspirin and oxycodone. It is considered a safe drug when used exactly as prescribed by a healthcare provider, however, because it is classified as an opioid, it does pose a greater risk to the user of being abused and of an addiction forming.

Prescription users sometimes abuse Percodan as the effect of the drug seems to taper. This occurs as a tolerance to the drug is formed by the body. The individual may then take more of the drug than prescribed or take it more frequently. This can lead to a dependency and an addiction forming.

Percodan is also readily available on the street as a black market drug. Recreational users seek it out for its euphoric effect that resembles the same high seen when using heroin. This high is achieved when the user tampers with the drug – either by chewing it or crushing it then inhaling it or mixing it with water to inject it. These forms of ingestion are done to allow the oxycodone component to move rapidly into the user’s body and produce a very fast high. Recreational users often find they require more and more of the drug to achieve the high and quickly become addicted to Percodan.

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Percodan Mixing It and AlcoholDrinking alcohol while taking Percodan can greatly increase the effects of the prescription. Side effects from mixing alcohol with Percodan may include central nervous system depression, impaired judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills, hypotension, respiratory depression, profound sedation, coma, and death.
Percodan OverdosePercodan is a combination medication that’s prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Percodan contains oxycodone and aspirin. Oxycodone is an analgesic opioid that reduces the patient’s perception of pain by binding to opioid receptors in the body.