Side Effects of Percodan

Percodan is the brand name of a prescription narcotic pain medication intended for short-term use. If used incorrectly, Percodan can lead to abuse and addiction. Percodan contains oxycodone and aspirin and is prescribed to treat moderate to short-term severe pain. Because Percodan is easily abused, many doctors prefer to prescribe less addictive alternatives.

Percodan is also sold under the brand name Endodan. All products that contain oxycodone (including OxyContin, Percodan, and Percocet) can become habit-forming.

Often, people are prescribed Percodan following surgery or injury in order to treat pain. Sometimes Percodan is prescribed in small doses to treat chronic pain not related to surgery or injury. Reputable doctors will not refill Percodan prescriptions readily because Percodan can become a serious addiction in as little as three weeks.

Percodan has many known side effects. A person taking Percodan is much more likely to experience side effects if he or she is abusing or overusing Percodan.

Precautions with Percodan

  • It is not recommended that you drive or operate machinery while using Percodan. The opiate effects of Percodan can seriously alter your judgment. It is best not to do anything that requires you to be very awake or alert while taking Percodan
  • Do not take any other medicines while you take Percodan without asking your doctor first—even over the counter medications can react with Percodan and be deadly
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Percodan can cause a risk of stomach bleeding

Percodan Side Effects

Mild to moderate side effects of Percodan may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Ulcers
  • Upset stomach, gas or bloating

Severe side effects of Percodan may include:

  • Changes in heart rate
  • Fainting
  • Hallucinations or confusion
  • Fever chills
  • Hearing loss
  • Weakness in one side of the body
  • Severe rash or hives
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Internal bleeding: coughing up blood or passing bloody stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Problems with urination
  • Death

If you or a loved one experiences any of the severe side effects of Percodan, call 911. It is important to consult medical help immediately even if you are not completely certain the above side effects are related to Percodan use.

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