Percodan Overdose

Percodan is a narcotic analgesic that contains a combination of oxycodone and aspirin. Percodan is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain whereby the oxycodone is the primary narcotic pain reliever, and the aspirin, which is a less potent pain reliever, acts to increase the effects of oxycodone.

Percodan Use

Narcotic pain relievers must be carefully administered and prescription recommendations should be strictly followed to avoid abuse or overdose. Before taking Percodan, a person should be aware of the following:

  • Percodan should not be used by a person with bleeding or blood clotting disorders such as hemophilia
  • It may cause harm during pregnancy and when transmitted through mother’s breast milk to newborns
  • It can cause constipation or provoke dizziness and impaired thinking
  • It can cause drowsiness, seizures, and slow heart rate when taken with certain other drugs, such as antidepressants and sedatives
  • It may cause gastrointestinal damage
  • It is not recommended for patients with asthma or pancreatic disorders
  • It should not be taken with insulin and codeine products
  • It should not be used with alcohol due to respiratory depression
  • It is not recommended for people with liver disease
  • It may interact with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil, Aleve, and others
  • It should not be used with over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or other pain medications

Symptoms of Percodan Overdose

If a person experiences a Percodan overdose, immediate emergency medical help is mandatory. For people who suspect that they may be at risk for Percodan addiction or a potential overdose, managed withdrawal and rehab are viable options.

Immediate medical attention is required if a person experiences any of the following:

  • Black or bloody stools
  • Confusion, hallucinations
  • Coughing up blood or vomit (resembling coffee grounds)
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Light-headedness, fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shallow or stopped breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fast heart rate
  • Urinary problems

Additional symptoms of Percodan abuse or overdose include:

  • Blue lips, cold and clammy skin
  • Constricted pupils
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness and stupor
  • Extreme weakness
  • Increased sweating
  • Itching skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood pressure, pulse
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle convulsions
  • Severe nervousness
  • Stomach spasms

Since Percodan contains aspirin, a person who has overdosed may experience any of the following symptoms of aspirin overdose:

  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Lethargy
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperthermia
  • Rapid breathing
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Seizure
  • Coma

It should be noted that cardiopulmonary arrest due to fluid in the lungs is the most common cause of death in aspirin overdose. Percodan overdose may result in damage to the brain, heart, and lungs. Aspirin intoxication is particularly harmful to the kidneys and liver. The aspirin component in Percodan increases coagulation time, inhibiting the blood from clotting.

Percodan Addiction Help

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