Percocet (Oxycodone) is an acetaminophen. Acetaminophen's are often used as pain relievers to treat headaches, reduce fevers and also arthritis. Other well known types of Acetaminophens are Benadryl, Dayquil, and Tylenol.
What is the chemical make up of Percocet?
10 mg oxycodone HCl is equivalent to 8.9637 mg of oxycodone. All strengths of PERCOCET also contain the following inactive ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized cornstarch, and stearic acid.
What does Percocet do & why do people use it?
Percocets are medically used as a pain reliver to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to the pain.
Is Percocet legal or illegal?
Doctors must follow state and territory laws when prescribing oxycodone and must notify, or receive approval from, the appropriate health authority. Using oxycodonewithout a prescription from a doctor, or selling or giving them to someone else, is illegal.
Affects of Percocet
Though Percocet and other oxycodone-containing medications were originally used only for acute (short-term) pain
Although Percocet is prescribed as a pain reliver for acute pain it has been proved that over time Percocet and other forms of oxycodone cause things like liver damage, kindey failure, and urinary retention in the long term, If not monitored correctly by a doctor.
Abusing Percocet can also reap negative repercussions on mental health and wellness. These are some of the negative psychological and mental effects from the misuse of Percocet: Mood disorders or instability, Increased anxiety or depression, Disorientation or confusion, and/or Personality shifts.
How much does Percocet cost?
Oxycodone in almost any formulation, including Percocet costs about $1/mg almost everywhere in the US; in pure form (instant release) it can cost more in low doses (e.g. a 30mg pill of oxycodone can cost as much as $50 but usually costs $30)
Charges and fines?
The Charges and fines for percocets are:
3-5 years for possession of Percocet without a prescription (even for just one pill)
Jail time and $50,000 fine for obtaining Percocet through a forged prescription
10 or more years, plus fines of up to $300,000 for possessing or distributing more than 100 Percocet pills