Doctors: Is Your Patient Addicted to Percodan?

Doctors, is your patient addicted to Percodan?Percodan is an opiate drug (a combination of oxycodone and aspirin) that reduces feelings of physical pain. Percodan addiction can often begin with a legitimate prescription that helps the patient cope with moderate pain. Excessive or extended use of this prescription can lead to tolerance and dependence. Signs of excessive Percodan use include the following symptoms:

  • Sedation
  • Confusion
  • Depressed outlook
  • Slowed breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Blood in stool

Behavioral signs of Percodan addiction include the following:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Clumsiness
  • Poor judgment leading to risky behavior

How to Approach a Patient about Percodan Use

If you suspect your patient is addicted to Percodan, you may choose to tell them that Percodan addiction can be successfully treated, and the sooner Percodan addiction is addressed, the better. Other health professionals (psychologists and psychiatrists) can work with you to create a successful rehab program for your patient. Older patients who might feel embarrassed or shamed by their dependency might be encouraged to begin their recovery by contacting reputable rehab agencies.

Percodan Intervention for Patients

Be aware that most patients who are addicted to Percodan will have a difficult time admitting their problem. Consider that a direct confrontation between you and the patient may have negative effects. Addiction specialists counsel in favor of a planned intervention that involves a wide range of significant persons who have influence in the life of the Percodan user.

Find Help for Your Patients with Percodan Addiction

We are here to help. Our toll-free number can help you network with other professionals devoted to addiction recovery. We can help you find treatment resources for your patients and provide more information about Percodan addiction. Call our toll-free helpline 24 hours a day to find Percodan addiction help.