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Percocet Detox

Percocet is prescription drug that is prescribed to help people who are suffering from severe pain. It is an opiate narcotic and is a compound of acetaminophen and Oxycodone. These ingredients make it potentially addictive if it is used for an extended period of time or taken in higher dosages than recommended.  It is very easy for a person to become addicted to Percocet with devastating consequences for the individual and his or her family.

Symptoms of Percocet Use

Percocet, like other opiates has a dramatic impact on the central nervous system and creates the sense of euphoria and relaxation even in someone who is in pain. If a person uses this drug for an extended period of time they become tolerant of the drug and they need more and more of the substance to get that sense of euphoria or ‘high’. That is why if a user does not use Percocet on a daily or regular basis then at the given time they begin to experience severe withdrawal symptoms. These Percocet withdrawal symptoms include sweating, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, decreased rate in heartbeat, insomnia, breathing problems and low blood pressure. In extreme cases of addiction, Percocet withdrawal can cause a person to fall into a coma or experience respiratory arrest which can be fatal.

Percocet Detox

Percocet detox means cleansing the body of all traces of the drug and thereby weaning a person off the addictive medication. However, it is not simply the case that a person can give up on the drug, because they are physically dependent on it. Stopping Percocet suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, abdominal pain, confusion, sweating, muscular pain, loss of appetite and flu like symptoms.

To allow the person to overcome the withdrawal symptoms, the patient is administered Suboxone treatment in the initial stage of the Percocet detox program. Suboxone allows the patient to slowly come off the medication without suffering the problems of withdrawal symptoms.