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Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 12 ratings/reviews, Percocet has an overall score of 5.75. The effectiveness score is 8.17 and the side effect score is 6.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Percocet review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ACL surgery
Dosage & duration:   500 (dosage frequency: every 5 hours) for the period of 6 weeks
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits of percocet were that it did take away my pain from my knee surgery, but I felt it needed to be stronger toward the end of the 5 hours.
Side effects:   My side effects were mild itching. It drove me crazy, I had to switch to a differnt pain medication.
Comments:   I had to take 2 pills every 5 hours.

 

Percocet review by 20 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pain/Headaches
Dosage & duration:   Unknown. Small (dosage frequency: when needed) for the period of 3 Months
Other conditions:   Heart Failure
Other drugs taken:   many
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was effective in treating pain. That is all it was used for.
Side effects:   Severe Itching, Insomnia, Nausea, Vomiting. The Nausea and Vomiting would often last through the next day.
Comments:   All in all, it was effective, but not worth taking for the side effects. Also, it is severly habit forming. If it is pain that can be managed with an over the counter product, I highly reccommend going that route.

 

Percocet review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain
Dosage & duration:   325mg taken 1 tab every 4 hours as needed for pain for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pill was very effective and i felt the relief from the pain considerably right after taking the pill
Side effects:   This medication does cause drowsiness, and dizziness as it says on the label. Rest is a must while taking this medication. Its better if you do not drive and perform intensive activities right after taking this medication. It is a very strong medication and since I have a petite physique, I did think that the dose was a bit too high for me. I felt very light headed and drowsy after taking th epill but i must say the pill does do its job.
Comments:   The pill was prescribed to me for recovering from pain after my wisdom teeth were extracted. It was a very effective pain killer. All of my wisdom teeth were extracted the same day and I was in excruciating pain once the anesthetic wore off. As soon as I took thi smedication, I felt great relief. I was prescribed only 5 pills but I felt much better after taking only 3, 1 every 4 hours.

 

Percocet review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   menstrual migraines
Dosage & duration:   5/325 (dosage frequency: @ onset of migraine) for the period of about 4 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   decreased ER visits due to control of the migraine at onset. Lower stress level with the migraine due to medications quick action.
Side effects:   I did have some nausea if I took more than one tablet at a time, but I usually fell asleep after taking one then woke up with out my migraine so it was well worth it.
Comments:   I had been having menstrual migraines for some time and would always end up in the er when ibuprofen and acetaminophen didn't work (i had tried other migraine meds that didn't work either) So my Dr. prescribed percocet, I usually end up taking it once every 3-4 months.

 

Percocet review by 42 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Knee and hip pain
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken single dose for the period of Single dose
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   N/A
Side effects:   Took a pretty conservative 10Mg dose for my body weight (215lbs) and it was very effective for relieving knee and hip pain incurred from the cumulative effects of thousands of miles running over the last 12 years. Side effects were terrible, however: Severe itching, anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, nausea. After taking one dose at 6pm, I felt tired and fell asleep at 11:30. Woke up an hour later with all the side effects mentioned. Not worth in; in fact I flushed the rest of the prescription down the toilet. I will be steering far clear of Percocet in the future.
Comments:   N/A

 

Percocet review by 43 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pancreatitis
Dosage & duration:   5 mg taken 2x per day for the period of two years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Due to unresponsiveness to acetaminophen and negative side effects from aspirin and ibuprofen, I was given a prescription to Percocet. This did a wonderful job reliving the pain. I now live a pain free life.
Side effects:   Unfortunately one of the side effects is pretty bad constipation. Also mild drowsiness
Comments:   one 5 mg in the morning and one at night

 

Percocet review by 65 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   foot surgery
Dosage & duration:   50 m (dosage frequency: once every 4-6 hours for pain) for the period of one day
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I waited about 12 hours after surgery - till incision began to hurt - before I took the drug. It might have been move effective if I had taken it before pain started. As it was, it took about two hours to get relief.
Side effects:   Main effects were nausea, light headedness and room spining.
Comments:   Drug prescribed for pain after surgery. If I had taken drug a few hours after surgery, anticipating the incision might be become painful, the outcome might have been different. Because I waited, I took one pill about 9 p.m., another about 11 p.m. and it was not until midnight that I got any relief. The next morning, I was nauseous and and light headed. I don't take any medication, so the impact of the drug in my system was noticeable and not pleasant. On second day after surgery, I took a couple of Advil. After that, nothing.

 

Percocet review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   shoulder pain
Dosage & duration:   325 mg taken 1-2 tab every 4-6 hours for the period of 5 -10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduction of pain, pain reduction was necessary in order to be able to withstand the pain of aggressive physical therapy, i reduced the frequency of use after the first 3 days to avoid secondary complications such as intestinal damage, constipation, etc.
Side effects:   constipation, stomach upset
Comments:   this was re-hab following shoulder arthroscopic surgery

 

Percocet review by 33 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic back pain
Dosage & duration:   1 every 4 to 6 hrs (dosage frequency: 1 every 2 hrs) for the period of 8 mos
Other conditions:   umbilical hernia, L4 to L5, L5 to S1 hernias
Other drugs taken:   tried cymbalta, zoloft, paxil, tramadol, and all OTC meds
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   relieved pain at first but quickly became tolerant and wouls wear off hours before the next dose was due
Side effects:   Severe constapation, moody, and became physicaly dependant
Comments:   Please becareful with this drug because it will produce horrible withdrawals and most Doctors will have no mercy for you and you will suffer greatly.

 

Percocet review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Back Pain
Dosage & duration:   350 Mg. taken 4/day for the period of 2 Years
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   Benicar/Levothyroxine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits helped "curb" the pain.
Side effects:   Constipation, sweating and rapid heart rate.
Comments:   Initially there was relief with this medication more so than later (approx. 8 months). I found myself addicted and unable to get off this medication without suffering side affects. Irritability, sweating, diahrea, confusion and feeling sick to my stomach.

 

Percocet review by 31 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Buldging/ruptured disc
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken 1-2, 3 times a day for the period of 8 months
Other conditions:   All over body pain, numbness/tingling in the legs
Other drugs taken:   Ibubrophen, Baclofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Pain is now under control to some degree. Still have pain throughout body and down legs. Before the medication I would not be able to get out of bed for sometimes days. Even when I could get out of bed I would not be able to sit up or walk for more than 30 minutes before I had to lay down. Now I am able to be up all day, walk and sit up for more than 3-4 hours at a time.
Side effects:   It sometimes makes me feel "high", vision problems, coordination problems.
Comments:   Switch from Percocet to Lortab every 3 months.

 

Percocet review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain management after sugery
Dosage & duration:   300 mg. I think taken every 4 hours for the period of 8 hours
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduction in pain. It pretty much wiped out the pain.
Side effects:   I wanted to scratch my skin off, I went crazy. They stopped the med. right away and gave me vicodin.
Comments:   It seems every time I am treated for pain in the hospital they want to give me percocet. The reaction is very quick and seems to affect my arms the most.
 


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