As an aside ... here are the side effects and 'most important things you should know' as quoted from The RX List website with regard to Percocet:
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and oxycodone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- 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).
- feeling dizzy or drowsy;
- mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
- blurred vision; or
- dry mouth.
Read the Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen and oxycodone?
Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.
Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.