How Percodan Works

Percodan is a combination of aspirin and oxycodone prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Considered a Schedule II drug, Percodan’s primary ingredient, oxycodone, works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, changing the way that the body responds to pain. The aspirin component of Percodan reduces fever and inflammation.

Percodan vs. Percocet

First developed in the early 1950’s, Percodan was one of the most prescribed painkillers in history. However, over time, Percodan prescriptions were often replaced with Percocet, a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, which was considered safer. While oxycodone is the narcotic pain relieving ingredient in Percodan, it was actually the aspirin component of Percodan that was the primary cause for concern. The reason is that aspirin taken in excess can thin the blood and lead to problems with blood clotting.

Percodan and Percocet are very similar. Both have the oxycodone component, which is classified as a controlled substance, meaning it has a significant abuse potential. Percodan and Percocet have similar side effects, drug interactions, and warnings.

Oxycodone medications are all Schedule II, suggesting a higher abuse potential and different prescribing rules. Oxycodone was first synthesized in Germany in 1916 and was intended to stop the mass production of heroin, which had been found to be extremely hazardous, that was being used for its analgesic properties. While oxycodone was used in clinical trials in 1917, it was not introduced to the United States until 1939.

Percodan Addiction Help

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