Percocet is the brand name for the opioid drug combination of Oxycodone and Paracetamol, acetaminophen. It is the most commonly prescribed drug in the US for pain. Over 11 million prescriptions of Percocet were registered in 2019. As a painkiller, it is stronger than Vicodin, and its opiate qualities make Percocet a highly addictive drug. The risks of Percocet addiction include overdose and death.
Percocet Medical Detox
Percocet addiction leads to the use of stronger drugs like morphine, heroin, Oxycodone, and OxyContin. Withdrawal symptoms from Percocet addiction are not life-threatening, but they are uncomfortable, and often cause an individual who wants to stop Percocet addiction, to avoid the detox process. Sunrise Detox Long Island provides our clients with an environment of comfort, where experienced medical professionals help the patient safely detox from Percocet. Percocet medical detox uses replacement medications such as buprenorphine, while a patient receives a gradual dose reduction, and is given over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and nausea.
Percocet withdrawal symptoms appear a few hours after the body has metabolized the last dose. The symptoms can include sweating, runny nose, aches, and pains, dilated pupils, shivering, and chills. These physical symptoms increase in strength during the first 36 hours, and peak in 2 or 3 days. The Long Island Sunrise Detox facility provides supervised medical detox from Percocet as the most effective way to help patients overcome Percocet and other opioids addiction.