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Drug Extra Credit

A Coleman

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of Percocet

Percocet Chemical Make up Short Term Effects Effects on the body Type of Drug Effects on sleep Oxycodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Percocet contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Addiction & Treatments An overdose of Percocet can be fatal. Works Cited http://www.drugs.com/percocet.html Percocet may impair your thinking or reactions. Serious side effects while using Percocet:


shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;

feeling light-headed, fainting;

confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;

seizure (convulsions);

problems with urination; or

nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). The molecular formula for oxycodone hydrochloride is C18H21NO4•HCl The molecular formula for acetaminophen is C8H9NO2 http://www.rxlist.com/percocet-drug.htm The withdrawal syndrome of oxycodone is similar to that of morphine. This syndrome is characterized by yawning, anxiety, increased heart rate and blood pressure, restlessness, nervousness The most frequently observed non-serious adverse reactions include lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness or sedation, nausea, and vomiting. Visual It may cause you to get drowsy but there are not severe effects on sleep Dangers of Using Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Acetaminophen and oxycodone should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. http://www.pharmer.org/images/domestic/oxycodone-512 Pictures http://www.pickyourdrugs.com/percocet/percocet-is-an-narcotic-pain
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