Percocet Addiction and Abuse
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What is Percocet?
Common Street Names
Percocet vs. Norco
Like other medications, Percocet dosage may vary. There are different levels of Percocet doses to treat various medical needs. When taking this medication, it’s essential only to take the amount recommended by your doctor. Taking a higher dose can lead to many adverse effects.
How Long Does Percocet Stay In Your System?
Signs and Symptoms of Percocet Addiction
It’s not always easy to tell when someone is living with an addiction, as they may try to cover up what’s going on. However, there are signs and symptoms that you can look for to determine if a use disorder is present. Signs and symptoms may be physical or behavioral.
- Cravings for oxycodone
- Developing a tolerance to it, needing more to get the same effect
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Drug-seeking behavior, trying to obtain more Percocet
- Multiple doctor's visits
- Feeling withdrawn from social life
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irrational behavior
- Struggling at work or not showing up to work
Percocet Side Effects
- Low blood pressure
- Mood swings
- Lack of coordination
- Sleeping problems (too much
- Respiratory problems
- Chronic constipation
- Damage to digestive organs
- Liver diseases, including cirrhosis
- Heart damage
- Brain damage
- Shallow breathing, which may slow down to the point of stopping
- Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
- Small pupils in their eyes
- Muscle aches
- Increased heart rate
- Mood swings
Percocet addiction can take a toll mind and body. Since there are so many adverse effects of long-term Percocet abuse, support is vital during recovery. There are many resources available that can help. Speaking to a medical professional or going to a treatment center can be an excellent first step.