Opioids such as Percocet are prescribed to patients suffering from extreme pain, for example, from a broken bone, a torn muscle, or a cesarean section. There are risks associated with all pain medications, especially with as powerful as opioids. While Percocet can be effective in cases when other (non-opioid) medicine doesn’t help, it comes with a list of potential side effects.
So, follow the directions on your prescription label. Don’t take more pills, even if you don’t feel the desired relief. Consult your doctor as to whether it is possible to increase the dosage in your situation.
Also, don’t take the medicine more often or for a longer time than the doctor prescribed. Percocet may be habit-forming, especially when taken for a long time. Talk to your doctor if you feel the need to take more of the drug than was prescribed to you.
Addiction Resource authors emphasize that you should follow the dosage strictly. But what if your mess up your meds? Some pills have a name print on them, but how to identify those that are not branded? Use this infographic with the images of different Percocet pills. Just find the pill that matches the color, form, and imprint of your medication.
Infographic Source: https://addictionresource.com/drugs/percocet/pill-identifier/