Percocet is the brand name for the combination of oxycodone, which is an opioid, and paracetamol, which is acetaminophen.
Percocet is so commonly prescribed that in 2019 there were over 11 million prescriptions registered. Percocet is stronger than Vicodin and like the more powerful opioids; Percocet comes with a high risk of misuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death.
Percocet Medical Detox
People who struggle with Percocet dependency often move on to more powerful drugs like Oxycodone and OxyContin, heroin, or morphine. Overcoming Percocet addiction is not life threatening, but withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and a person who wants to rid himself or herself of this addiction often fears the Percocet detox process. Sunrise Detox offers the opportunity for patients to work with a dedicated medical staff of professionals who will help the patient safely detox from Percocet. Percocet medical detox can involve the use of replacement medications like buprenorphine while a tapering down schedule is put in place, and over the counter medication is introduced to ease pain and nausea symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms from Percocet detox begin a few hours after the last dose is metabolized out of the body. The withdrawal symptoms of Percocet detox are primarily physical and similar to those of other opioids and can include runny nose, sweating, aches and pains, dilated pupils, chills, shivers, and goosebumps. These symptoms increase in intensity during the initial 36 hours, and peak within 2 – 3 days. This is why a monitored, medical detox from Percocet is the most effective way to detox from Percocet, and why Sunrise Detox has successfully helped many people overcome Percocet and other opioids addiction.