Percocet Research Paper

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Percocet Withdrawal Treatment Percocet is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever which is less potent but its effect increased when it is combined with oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. Percocet is often used as a prescription drug to relieve moderate to severe pain. But too much of Percocet dependency leads to addiction of it. Percocet, like every other opiate pain medicines, is highly addictive. This is one of the reason why this drug is widely abused. Percocet is commonly prescribed to help cancer patients. This drug is manufactured such that oxycodone is released slowly into the system. If in any case, this pill is cut or crushed prior to consumption, the release of the oxycodone will not be in the designated levels or time interval,…show more content…
In 2007, the total amount of oxycodone produced was a whooping seventy five tons. This number rose to over a hundred and twenty two tons in 2010. A more disturbing fact about Percocet is that it has hit women, adolescents and seniors more badly. In 2006, oxycodone pills sent over sixty four thousand patients to the Emergency Room (ER). The number of ER visits due to oxycodone pills, including Percocet, increased by over one fifty percent between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that about ten percent of the patients who are currently prescribed with Percocet for pain relief will continue to stick on to the drug leading to its addiction and abuse. Another unsettling fact about the Percocet abuse is that the adolescents use Percocet for recreational purposes and end up getting addicted to the drug over time. Even if they try to quit they will experience obsessive and compulsive thoughts about the drug. Considering the amount of awareness that the kids are exposed to, such miserable behavior is unacceptable and heart wrenching. Percocet Withdrawal

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