Percocet Overdose and Percocet Overdose Symptoms
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Percocet Overdose

Percocet OverdosePercocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain. Percocet is an opiate painkiller that is one of the most common prescriptions for pain in the United States. If you were to have an accident or undergo surgery, you will likely return home from the hospital with a prescription for Percocet to help ease your pain. Unfortunately, most Percocet users who have an extended prescription for the drug will find themselves physically addicted to Percocet before long. Physical addiction alone is enough to cause an accidental Percocet overdose. 
Percocet also causes a mental addiction, making your chances for overdose even higher. Percoet contains two medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and oxycodone (a potent narcotic). It is possible to take too much Percocet, and an overdose can be quite dangerous. The specific effects of a Percocet overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Percocet dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
The acetaminophen in  Percocet may cause the following overdose symptoms:
  • Diarrhea 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Sweating 
  • Irritability 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin (jaundice) 
  • Dark urine 
  • Confusion 
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 
  • Bleeding 
  • Liver failure 
  • Loss of life.
The oxycodone in Percocet may cause the following overdose symptoms:
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Extreme drowsiness, leading to a coma 
  • Cold, clammy skin 
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia) 
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) 
  • Cardiac arrest 
  • Loss of life. 

Percocet Overdose and Percocet Overdose Symptoms
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