Percodan Treatment Programs

Percodan is a medication that consists of oxycodone and aspirin (salicylates) and is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates and works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.

Percodan Side Effects

Because Percodan is an opioid, people who choose this medication need to be aware of side effects common to opioids which include the following symptoms:

  • Agitation
  • Bloating and gas
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling of elation
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sweating
  • Upset stomach
  • Weakness

Percodan Overdose Symptoms

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
  • No breathing
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Shallow or stopped breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fast heart rate
  • Urinary problems

Additional symptoms of Percodan abuse or overdose include the following symptoms:

  • 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 is experience an overdose reaction to this ingredient may experience any of the following:

  • 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.

Getting Percodan Treatment

Percodan abuse requires a comprehensive treatment program that includes ongoing supportive care treatment and rehab treatment to respond to the physiological, emotional, mental, physical, and psychological contributors to the addiction.

Get Help for Percodan Addiction

You don’t have to make one of the most important decisions of your life alone. We can help you explore your options for treating your Percodan addiction, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Percodan addiction treatment. We are here to help.