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Percodan Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Percodan combines two pain-killing drugs such as narcotic analgesic oxycodone, and the common pain reliever aspirin and it is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Aspirin is a less potent pain reliever, as well as an anti-inflammatory and a fever reducer.

Percodan Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is one tablet every 6 hours as needed.

Uses of Percodan

  • The combination, aspirin and oxycodone, is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guides.

Side Effects of Percodan

Before taken Percodan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Percodan. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Exaggerated feelings of well-being or sadness
  • Itching
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Sedation
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Percodan:

  • After taken percodan, you may feel some dizzy, drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that requiring alertness such as drive a car or operate machinery.
  • If you have any medical conditions such as abdominal disorders, kidney problems, liver problems, or difficulty urinating, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Percodan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Percodan with the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Gout medications such as probenecid
  • Major tranquilizers such as Compazine, Stelazine, and Thorazine
  • Other narcotic pain killers such as Demerol and OxyContin
  • Promethazine
  • Sleep aids such as Halcion or Seconal
  • Tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax

After taken Percodan If you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Percodan overdose include:

  • Slow breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Small pupils
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating

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