If you are using Percocet as medication for a long time then there are symptoms that can occur when Percocet withdrawal takes place. Anyone who wants a Percocet withdrawal has to stop their medication immediately to minimize the negative side effects that might occur. The use of this medicine is to cure severe long term pain and it is recommended to use it for a short term basis.It’s a narcotic pain reliever. The substances that this medicine contains are acetaminophen and oxycodone which are at strong levels. It is required to consume it orally but few people abuse its consumption by taking it (snorting it) through the nose or injecting it. One of the substances in this medicine, that is Oxycodone, may react as heroin and can lead to addiction. When the patient stops taking Percocet, withdrawal symptoms occur and craving for the drug starts,which is hard to manage at most of the time.
The symptoms related to the Percocet withdrawal are severe at times which mostly depend on how long you have taken this medicine and what is the quantity you are taking on a daily basis. If you take this medicine more than 3 times a day on a daily basis for a few weeks, there might be higher chances of developing risks related to the withdrawal symptoms. Below are some of the symptoms related to Percocet withdrawal:
- Patient might do yawning when he/she is not bored or tired.
- Patient eyes get watery and nose will be watery too
- Patient might get excessive salivation and temperature issues
- Patient start feeling irritability or restlessness
- Increase in high blood pressure and heart rate
- Anxiety, muscle aches, lack of ability to rest properly
- Nausea, depression, vomiting and diarrhea
- Tremors and problem in sitting still
Patientsalways want to know for how long the symptoms of the withdrawal procedure take. Well, withdrawal symptoms can start occurring as soon as you have stopped taking the medication in between 12 to 24 hours. Patients who have already suffered from problemswith addiction previously can understand that it can become a longer battle, especially when the patient starts using the drug again because of the addiction without any medical prescription or medical necessity. These symptoms take place for more than 2 to 3 days when you stop taking this medicine, but might take a week or more in some cases. Mostly, these patients are rarely considered to be cured completely as these types of addictions are often linked to cases of remission process or recovering process from addiction.
Treatments for withdrawal symptoms:
- The first program that you can get cured with is a step-down program that a doctor will work out with you to help limit the risk of symptoms.You will teach your body to function without the consumption of this drug.
- The second program is a Detox Program that works with the patient by helping him or her to withdraw the intake of Percocet and help clean the body from its usage for good. Stricter guidelines are suggested for this program. Patients need to work with the rehab consultant or physician and they might recommend other drugs to heal from this addiction.