- Generic Name: oxycodone and acetaminophen
- Brand Name: Percocet
- Drug Class: Analgesics, Opioid Combos
Oxycodone/paracetamol, sold under the brand name Percocet among others, is a combination of the opioid oxycodone with paracetamol, used to treat moderate to severe pain.
What is Percocet?
Percocet is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of acute pain and moderate-to-severe pain.
Percocet belongs to a class of drugs called Analgesics, Opioid Combos.
How to use Percocet
Percocet may be used alone or with other medications. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids. If pain is constant, the opioid analgesic should be given at regular intervals on an around-the-clock schedule. PERCOCET tablets are given orally.