What is Percodan?

Percodan is the trade mark name for a medication combination of aspirin and oxycodone. The aspirin found in Percodan is a salicylates, it works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. The oxycodone found in Percodan is an opioid pain medication, also known as a narcotic. Percodan is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

Percodan contains a narcotic which makes it a controlled substance under state and federal laws. It holds a high risk of abuse and can have long term damaging effects if dependency occurs. Patients taking Percodan that develop a dependency are urged to enter into a treatment facility for the care needed to overcome their addiction.

Just as many other narcotic pain relievers, Precodan is commonly sought out by drug abusers. When Percodan is taken in higher than treatment doses it can produce euphoric effects that keep the drug abuser returning to its use. Regular use of Precodan care result in a tolerance, physical and psychological dependency.

 

Percodan Use

Percodan is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. The medication is a combination of aspirin which works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation and oxycodone which is a narcotic pain reliever. Patients prescribed Percodan receive the medication only on a short term basis to prevent the developing of a tolerance, physical and psychological dependency.

Percodan Abuse

Just as many other narcotic pain relievers, Precodan is commonly sought out by drug abusers. When Percodan is taken in higher than treatment doses it can produce euphoric effects that keep the drug abuser returning to its use. Regular use of Precodan care result in a tolerance, physical and psychological dependency.

Signs of Percodan Abuse

  • Intentional misuse of the medication
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Purchasing the medication illegally
  • Visiting multiple Doctors and Pharmacies for new prescriptions
  • Uncontrollable urge to use Percodan
  • Unable to stop its use without experiencing Symptoms of withdrawal

Symptoms of Percodan Withdrawal

  • Aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Cold- or flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Goose bumps
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Fever chills
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Upper respiratory symptoms

Percodan Addiction Treatment

Percodan addiction is overwhelming to say the least. Both patients with legitimate medical conditions and those using Percodan for recreational purposes are at great risk of developing a dependency to this medication. When abruptly stopping its use they are overwhelmed by the uncontrollable urge to use more Percondan. To successfully quit its use they require the assistance of an inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

Treatment Aspects

  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Detoxification
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Chemical Dependency Education