Thursday October 2nd 2014

Percocet overdose: How much amount of Percocet to OD?

When you take too much of any drug, you can experience drug overdose as the drug becomes toxic in your body. Overdose can be fatal, but it can also cause permanent damage to your body even if you survive. So even if Percocet addictive, can you prevent Percocet overdose? How much is too much Percocet and can a Percocet OD be treated?

In this article, we’ll explore these questions in more depth, along with the risk factors for Percocet overdose. Your questions about safe Percocet use and thresholds for overdose are welcomed at the end.

How does Percocet overdose happen?

The vast majority of drug poisoning deaths are unintentional. There are a lot of different reasons why someone might accidentally overdose on Percocet. First, the oxycodone in Percocet creates a physical tolerance over time. After taking Percocet for an extended period, you may no longer be getting adequate pain relief from your prescribed dose and need more to achieve analgesic effect. But it only takes one or two extra pills to overdose on the acetaminophen in Percocet, even thought the amount of oxycodone is likely to still be safe. So, increasing the frequency or amount of medication each day is an easy way to unintentionally overdose on Percocet.

Secondly, using Percocet to get high can also easily result in an acetaminophen overdose. Large doses of Percocet are never safe and you risk serious and permanent liver damage if Percocet doses are above daily recommendations. Finally, some people intentionally overdose on Percocet as a form of self-harm or as part of a suicide attempt. If these Percocet users get medical help within 8 hours of intentional overdose, they can recover from a self-harm attempt and treat underlying mental health issues.

Percocet overdose – How much is too much?

The reason people abuse Percocet is for the narcotic oxycodone that helps manage pain. But Percocet only contains 2.5-10 mg of oxycodone and between 325 – 650 mg of acetaminophen, the active ingredient of Tylenol. Both can cause serious toxicity in the body. Percocet abuse will always pose the risk of death and overdose. This is why Percocet should only be taken in the doses recommended by your doctor. Snorting, injecting, chewing, or crushing Percocet increases your risk of overdose.

Acetaminophen overdose – More than 1000 mg of acetaminophen at one time won’t kill you, but will cause chronic liver damage if taken habitually. But at doses higher than 4000 mg per day, the acetaminophen in Percocet poisons you, causing severe effects such as vomiting and abdominal pain. More than 7000 mg of acetaminophen can kill you.

Oxycodone overdose – It’s also possible to overdose on the oxycodone found in Percocet, but this requires taking enough Percocet that you’d be having issues with the acetaminophen already. It takes about 40 mg of oxycodone to overdose if you haven’t taken the medication before. At the lowest strength of Percocet, you’d need over 16 pills for the oxycodone to be dangerous, but you’d be well over the daily limit for acetaminophen poisoning and would need immediate medical attention.

Percocet overdose complications

The most dangerous complication of Percocet overdose is liver damage. It may take up to 12 hours for symptoms of Percocet overdose to occur, which is one reason Percocet abuse is so dangerous. You can experience Percocet OD symptoms as minor as stomach pain or as serious as a coma. But Percocet overdose needs to be treated immediately, to avoid potential liver failure and subsequent death. And by the time you notice symptoms, permanent damage may have already been done to your liver.

Percocet overdose prognosis

If you can receive medical help for Percocet overdose within 8 hours, that’s is usually enough to ensure recovery from a Percocet overdose. Since symptoms of overdose may not appear for 12 hours after taking the medication, it’s important to get medical attention if you’ve taken large amounts of the drug, even if you don’t feel sick. The overdose prognosis and likelihood of permanent liver damage – sometimes even death – goes up after 8 hours without treatment.

Percocet overdose death rate

You can search the National Vital Statistics System for mortality rates due to Percocet drug overdose. In general, however, unintentional Percocet deaths due to overdose have been on the rise, as has the use of opiate and opioid painkillers across the U.S. The misuse and abuse of Percocet by recreational drug users accounts for a large portion of the increase in drug poisoning deaths. Although people of both genders are more likely to experience opioid overdose in the working years of their lives, men are more likely than women to die from a Percocet OD.

Percocet overdose amount questions

If you have any questions about safe amounts of Percocet in your system, please leave them here. We are happy to try to help answer your questions about Percocet, and will try to respond with a personal and prompt reply for all legitimate queries. But if we can’t answer your question, we will refer you to someone who can.

Reference Sources: FDA Safety Communication: Prescription Acetaminophen Products to be Limited to 325 mg Per Dosage Unit; Boxed Warning Will Highlight Potential for Severe Liver Failure
Medline Plus: Acetaminophen overdose
Medline Plus: Hydrocodone/Oxycodone overdose

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87 Responses to “Percocet overdose: How much amount of Percocet to OD?
larry
7:53 am June 8th, 2012

I took 8 5mg of percocet at once I hurt a lot so I took them I been on percocet for a month and built a tolerance is 40mg to much for me I’m 25years old 5ft9 250pounds and male.

5:20 am June 11th, 2012

Hi Larry. Check with your docotr to be sure. A 40 mg dose of Percocet would be too much for someone just starting to take the pain medication. But it’s not the oxycodone that could be a problem – it’s the acetaminophen. I’d suggest that you speak with your prescribing doctor about an alternative to Percocet for moments of strong pain in order to avoid complications resulting from acetaminophen overdose.

john
8:54 am July 22nd, 2012

my friend took 10 percocet and drinking will it kill her

12:28 pm July 22nd, 2012

Hello John. Yes, depending on the dosage of oxycodone and acetaminophen your friend took, your friend is most likely within the range of an overdose. I’d suggest that you call 911 for emergency help as soon as possible.

megan
10:49 pm August 5th, 2012

i have serve pain in my back. my family doctor has me on percocet . she tells me to take 2 every 4 hours. so since 10am this morning till 6pm at night ive taken 6 so far for pain. not all together. took 2 . then another 2 a few hours later and then another 2 at 5pm. am i at risk of ovedose ?i dont no what dose my pills are. they only say tec on the pill. hope you can help me. thanks

1:41 am August 8th, 2012

Hi Megan. First, ask your doctor about your Percocet dosage and dosage schedule. Write down the oxycodone to acetaminophen ratio and have it on your record. Once you know the amounts, you’ll better be able to estimate yourself whether or not it’s too much.

In general, you can take 2 Percocet pills with 2.5 mg of oxycodone every 6 hours. Higher doses of Percocet should only be taken 1 at a time. And never take more than 4 grams (4000 mg) of acetaminophen in one day or more than 1 gram (1000 mg) of acetaminophen at once.

In terms of overdose symptoms, do you feel or experience anything that makes you think you are ODing? Also, are you dosing because you feel the pain? Or can you increase the time to 4-6 hours between doses?

Jason
11:10 pm October 16th, 2012

First took 10 mg of Percocet for the first time. Didn’t feel anything until after an hour at which point I had taken another 10 mg. This is my first time and now I feel very dizzy and a little nauseated. Is this an overdose? I am also on two types of penicillin.
The meds were prescribed by my doc for my wisdom tooth pain.

I weigh 140 lb. Should I call 911?

5:02 am October 17th, 2012

Hi Jason. Follow your gut instinct. If you think you may be overdosing, seek emergency medical help. That said, Percocet just doesn’t work for some people and the symptoms that you are experiencing could be adverse side effects from taking the opioid oxycodone.

Randi
2:55 am October 31st, 2012

i had a wisdom tooth pulled last week and now have a dry socket. my dentist prescribed Vicodin, i was taking 2 Vicodin and two hours later 2or3 Motrin. The pain was horrendous. went to er they gave me percocet 5/325. i took one at 430pm and still had a little pain. i just took two at 1030.(bottle days take one to two every 4-6 hours). mostley because its been a week of pain and no sleep. well i have no pain and i am so relaxed. is this normal. i never take prescription drugs especially pain killers. they make me nervous. i and 5’2 and 110lbs. i followed the bottle just a little nervous because i have not had this much relief and relaxation in what feels like forever. did i take to much

11:08 am November 1st, 2012

Hi Randi. From what you describe, it seems that these are normal side effects for taking a therapeutic dose of hydrocodone or oxycodone. It’s possible that you got just the right amount that you needed. On the other hand, if you notice that your breathing is slowing or your heart rate has slowed, seek immediate help. These are signs of an oxycodone overdose.

Reta
3:52 am November 20th, 2012

My friend just told me she took yesterday 20 of the 10 mg percocets and today she took 16 of the 10 mg percocets. She is not having any overdose systoms, should i take her to the er to be checked out or should she wait for systoms?

6:23 am November 20th, 2012

Hi Reta. I’d suggest that you call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 and seek advice.

Omid
9:02 am November 21st, 2012

I have been taking three (10-325) daily for the past month or so some times i have problem breading, mostly in the middle of the night i wake up gasping for air and now my stool is dark green, i sopped taking them 3 days ago, should i be concerned?

10:21 am November 22nd, 2012

Hi Omid. These sound like signs that Percocet isn’t working for you. I’d suggest that you schedule an appointment with your prescribing doctor and seek an alternative pain medication or treatment to help.

Aaron Johnson
8:10 pm November 27th, 2012

Hey I know I shouldnt have done this but I recreationally took 7.5 mg of percocet. Im 14 and 108 lbs. Will I OD?

2:45 pm November 28th, 2012

Hi Aaron,

It takes about 40 mg of oxycodone to overdose if you are “opioid naive” and haven’t taken the medication before. However, if you start to notice slowed breathing or heart rate, seek medical help immediately.

Dave
7:37 am December 30th, 2012

I am 5’9″ 165 lbs. I have been taking Percocet for 10 months now. I was having a lot of back pain today. I took 4 10mg Percocets around noon today. It’s midnight and I just started puking. I’m not sure if its an OD or not or if its the flu or food poisoning. I also don’t remember the last time I was able to pass a stool. It’s been days.

9:15 am December 31st, 2012

Hi Dave. It does seem to hard to tell what has been causing the vomiting; but if you suspect a potential overdose on Percocet, be sure to call your local Poison Control Hotline, or seek help and advice from the national Poison Control Center listed above.

Derek
5:17 am January 12th, 2013

my brother takes two 5mg Percocet everyday is that gonna harm his health he takes one at a time not together its like 2pm and 8 pm but he’s been doing it for 3months thank you for your help

7:44 am January 12th, 2013

Hi Derek. Thanks for your question. If your brother is taking Percocet as prescribed, he may become physically dependent on oxycodone, but will not experience too many effects other than withdrawal when he quits. Keep in mind that he is well under the amount for possible oxycodone overdose, and while long term use of opioids can damage the liver…short term use can really help ease acute pain.

Does that help?

Derek
4:29 am January 13th, 2013

Thanks for the info how long is too long tho at such a low doseage? Like how long would he need to continue doing it before liver damage would be a possibility ? Thanks again for your time I think he’s prescribed like 80 a month

8:12 am January 14th, 2013

Hi Derek. Long term use is defined as more than 6 continuous opioid use. Your brother can help prevent liver damage by being checked often by his doctor for liver disease. He should also seek help if the following side effects appear, because they may indicate serious liver problems:

• Dark or tea-colored urine
• Bad stomachache
• Light-colored bowel movements
• Yellowing in the whites of the eyes
• Yellow skin

For more reading on this, search for the following keywords:

site:.gov liver damage opiate drug use

Terrah
1:24 am January 16th, 2013

Hi, I’ was started out on Lortab 10s, and built a tolerance to it, so my doctor prescribed me percocent 10 325s. I’ve been taking it for 4 months and started noticing today that it’s not helping the pain anymore. I only take a maximum of three in one day, and only between 4 and 6 hours. Yesterday I only took two(all day) and today I took one when I got up, but it’s been 3 1/2 hours and It feels like it wore off. Is it safe to increase my dosage by half of a pill, so that I would have only 15 oxy and 487.5 mg of the acetaminophen? I’m afraid to talk to my doctor about my pain management because there have been an increase in abuse around here, and I don’t want him thinking I’m abusing my pain medicine, but I’m also afraid that my body is getting tolerant to what I am taking.

james
9:49 am January 21st, 2013

Increasing toxicity in body may lead to many serious problem as it may lead to be more effective on kidney and causes the kidney failure .Therefore before taking any of the drugs it is really important to know about the amount of drugs to be taken.

Concerned Friend
1:33 am February 7th, 2013

Hello. My friend is very depressed and has been taking percocets by prescription for well over a couple ears now. He recently had back surgery and the depression is worse. Two days ago he ingested qty: 5 or 5/325 percocets at one time and slept for approx 6 hours. Today he ingested qty: 6 or 5/325 percocets without food and is wanting to sleep. He has slurred speech and is non-coordinated. Is he in danger of overdosing, or has he overdosed. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Concerned Friend
1:34 am February 7th, 2013

I apologize I forgot to mention he is a white male, 5 ft 9 inches tall and around 165 pounds in weight.
Thank you

12:07 pm February 8th, 2013

Hi Concerned. Slurred speech and lack of coordination are both effects of taking oxycodone. Is he taking the Percocets as prescribed? I’d suggest that you call your local poison control center or a local pharmacy for professional medical advice. And at any rate, 5 or 6 Percocets may be a higher dose than is helpful, even for someone who is tolerant to Percocet.

Jill
8:19 am February 11th, 2013

Reading this, it seems like a 5/325 Ratio-oxycocet pill would make you throw up before you overdosed. You used 16 as an example, and that would be 80mg of oxycodone and 5,200mg of acetaminophen. While either aspect would be enough for an overdose, wouldn’t vomiting lower the amount in your system so the individual wouldn’t die?

12:05 pm February 11th, 2013

Hi Jill. I guess it would depend how long AFTER consumption a person vomitted. If oxycodone has hit the GI-tract, been digested and passed across the blood-brain barrier, vomiting would really not help. In any case of overdose, we suggest you call 911 or a poison control center for professional medical advice.

eliza
11:18 pm April 11th, 2013

just got my wisdom tooth out, and was prescribe 325 mg never taken this medicine before.

Sue Roselle
6:41 am April 12th, 2013

My boyfriend is in chronic neck pain and takes percocet for it. When he gets his prescription, he uses it in 1-2 weeks instead of a month and takes 8 to 10 pills at once. The label on his script says 7.5-325 so I’m not sure what dosage it is. I don’t have any of the pills so I cannot tell the shape and color of it. I think he needs to go into rehab or something. He won’t listen to me! Thank you!

4:34 pm April 12th, 2013

Hello Sue. If you think that he’s addicted, he probably is. I’d suggest that you speak with an addictions counselor and learn how you can plan an intervention to get him into treatment. Also, be ready to leave if he doesn’t quit. You can check in with Al-Anon or Narc-Anon for support.

opiophile
2:28 pm April 29th, 2013

Here is the thing, if you are opiate niave, or intollerant, DO NOT TAKE a elevated dose. I have severe back and neck pain from arthritis and DSD. My personal tolerance to Oxy would kill 2 ppl. If you question the dose at all, take what you normally take, wait 45 minutes, then take half of another dose. Simple as that.

billy
2:44 am May 21st, 2013

hi, my friend took 4 percocet at once and the following day he had stomach pains does he need to see a the doctor right away because he does not take them regularly or can he just wait it out and not take them anymore

Sarah
6:04 pm May 21st, 2013

I have a very close friend that is an ex-heroin addict, she has been clean for around 5-6 yrs. She has back issues, so she was going to a family physician, he was prescribing her small amounts of vicodin and tremadol, but she would run out sooner then she should and wasnt furthering her her tests that were necessary to get her back better. The doc refurred her to a local pain clinic (which i hate btw) they originally had her on 190 vicodin, 90 ultram, and 60 lyrica a month (dont know exact dosages) within the past 3-4 yrs they have switched her to 190 percocet along with the ultram and the lyrica every month. She runs out before the month is up and ends up buying pills off the street till she can fill her new script. She literally sounds like she is drunk by 9 am, her eyes r constantly rolling aroung, slurring her words, and constant confusion..(seems dumber? if that makes sense) She has 2 young children that arent being properly taken care of, mostly because she has lost complete focus..She drives with her kids while intoxicated, but says since the doc gives them too her she doesn’t have a problem..i almost lost her to heroin 6 yrs ago, i dont want to lose her to these stupid scripts. i told her that i could not be around if she was going to continue down this path…i used to be a heavy pot smoker and occasionally took prescription pills, but i realized that me and my family deserve better and i have been completely clean for over 3 mths now. Any advice on how i should handle this? i am scared for her and the kids….

suzie
12:40 am May 22nd, 2013

I have a horrible toothache I took one Percocet 10 at 6pm its now 830pm and I still hurt very bad Is it safe to take another one? Or maybe half of one? iam taking goodies powders too.

8:48 am May 22nd, 2013

Hello Suzie. Consult with a pharmacist and take Percocet as prescribed.

lizzy
3:17 pm June 3rd, 2013

I had surgery a week ago and was given Percocet 5-325..1-2 tablets every 3 hrs. I was in a lot of pain this morning and took 2 then hopped in the shower. When I got out, I took the rest of my meds (antibiotics, ect) and accidently took 2 more Percocets. I normally have low blood pressure, should I see a doctor?

Tiana
9:24 pm June 12th, 2013

I go through 20 percocet in 24 hr period. 5/325 I would say I average 100 pills a month if not those tramadol. I really want to stop taking pills. All they do is give me headache and make me sick.. I have been having real bad pains in back and they did blood test and urine and all come back fine. I know I can stop and I need to because I have 2 daughters that need me but I am in a unhappy relationship and when I take the pills it takes me from this pain in life. I dont want to do this anymore I just want to stop. I got 20 yesterday at 7 pm and I have 4 left. I havent slept at all, my mind is racing and I feel real sick. Last time I did this I had a siezure. I am also on topamaz. Please any advice

11:49 am July 5th, 2013

Hello Tiana. I feel for you. Percocet can be very effective in covering emotional and mental pain. I’d suggest that you disclose your use to your family doctor, seek medical help, and counseling. A licensed psychologist can help advice you on next steps, especially regarding your unhappy relationship.

Gisele
10:47 pm July 10th, 2013

I know a man he will be 50 years of age he is 6.1 feet tall and weighs approx. 175lbs he has been taking Percocet for the last 6 years and seems to me everytime I turn around he is taking 1 or 2 at a time I have notice on certain occasion that his face seems greyish should Ibe worried he refuses to get him self checked. He started to take these due to back problems syatic nerves and deteriorating disk been waiting for a specialist for 6 years still nothing. This man is also a chronic smoker in cigarettes and weed.Now that it’s been 6 years he is still complaining of pain.

karen Allen
3:50 pm July 14th, 2013

My mother took 3 7.5 mg and she is 5’9″ and is about 90lbs. She is now in the hospital and they can’t wake her up. Is this a percocet coma? The doctors aren’t telling us anything.

Slice
9:31 pm July 22nd, 2013

Hello,
I suffer from migraines and a friend gave me 80mg Oxycodone. I haven’t taken it yet because I had a prescription before but it was for 10mg. I’m thinking of only taking 1/4 (20mg) because even though I only take opiates occasionally and have a strong tolerance for it, I’m only 5’3 and 110 pounds. The last thing I want is to engage in anything that would harm me.
Please tell me if you think I’d be ok with 1/4, thank you!!

9:12 am July 25th, 2013

Hello Slice. It’s difficult to comment – especially since you don’t have a current Rx for oxycodone. You’ll need to get doctor clearance before taking any opioids.

Helen
4:06 am July 30th, 2013

Im 60something female about 180 lb. I’ve had 3 surgeries in the past year. I’m in pain nearly all of the time. My last surgery was one week ago, now I’m getting a lot of pressure to move away from my Moms home. I’m on disability from a head enjury in 2005 but my disability income isn’t enough to pay the bills. My surgeon just changed my script from Norco to Percocet. I want to know what dosage would stop my breathing & cause death?

8:32 am August 13th, 2013

Hi Helen. I’m sorry to hear of your injuries. I’d suggest that you take this question to your local pharmacist. Are you concerned that the doses are too high?

borg
6:50 am October 28th, 2013

I have a friend that took 25 7.5 Percocet Friday to satday from 11:45pm to 6:30am sat n she was pueking for 5 hours on n off and blame it on to many beers I didn’t know she took so many till the next day I found her bottle which she pick up that Friday at 8:00pm the bottle was for 30 7.5 Percocet n when I found the bottle it only has 5 in it n I seen the bottle when she got it n it was full I was calling her all day sat n today sun because I was worried n she got back to me today sun at 7:30pm and told me she was ok just was sleeping all this time n got up at 5pm n took a shower n was eating should she still go see a dr or is going to be ok

1:33 pm October 28th, 2013

Hello Borg. I’d definitely suggest a visit to the doctor and to a counselor. There’s a reason behind the binge…and psycho-emotional issues are best when they’re out, rather than held inside. Is your friend open to receiving help?

sam
6:34 pm November 1st, 2013

if someone took 50 10 mg 325 mg percocets at one time, why would they do that

2:29 pm November 4th, 2013

Hello Sam. It’s possible that the person intended overdose.

cindy martin
12:27 pm November 23rd, 2013

My daughter is dead at 21. She had four wisdom teeth out and was prescribed Amoxicillin and 600mg of IBprofen every eight hours. The day after her teeth were pulled she went to a friends apt and had a beer and I am told 3 percoset. Fell asleep on a futon and never got up. Layed down around 11 pm and died approx 4 am.
Would this be enough to kill her.
Desperate for answers! Happened 11/8. She rarely drank and never took any meds. She was into herbal teas and not meds.

12:48 pm November 23rd, 2013

Hello Cindy. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies do out to you.

Have you consulted with the coroner on the issue yet? If your daughter was opioid naive, and took a heavy dose of oxycodone combined with alcohol, it does seem possible that this can cause overdose.

bob
11:03 am November 24th, 2013

I just woke up from my sleep shaking pretty bad and my body felt very stiff when I moved. I had taken a 15mg perc around 1 o clock yesterday then aanother 15 around 430-5 and then two 30mg percs around 10-1030. I layed down around 345 is and woke up at like 412 shaking and feeling stiff and I feel a bit dizzy and my stomach hurts. I don’t think I can get to the ER and don’t want to call 911 but I’m also scared to go back to sleep. Is it possible I’m overdosing?

2:27 pm November 26th, 2013

Hello Bob. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for help.

cindy martin
5:53 pm November 28th, 2013

She had a toxicology test with autopsy. Still waiting on results in another 2 or 3 weeks. Nothing makes sense from what I read. Never even took anything before. Healthy and athletic. I think her friend might have done something to her. So scared. If he did how do I prove it?

SnifflesD
2:33 am December 8th, 2013

If I had a temp of 95.5 and had only had 6 5/325 Percs over 10 hours would I be ok to start taking them again that was 24 hrs ago

9:20 am December 12th, 2013

Hello SnifflesD. You’ll need to check with your prescribing doctor or pharmacist about dosing Percocet while experiencing a temperature.

MARY
8:06 pm December 18th, 2013

LAST YEAR I HAD A BELOW THE KNEE AMPUTATION. I AM A DIABETIC AND WHEN THIS WAS DONE I WAS PRESCRIBED OXYCODONE-ACETAMINCOPHEN 7.5-325. I AM NOW ON OXYCODONE-ACETAMINCOPHEN 10-325. THE DOCTOR HAS TAKE 1 TABLET BY MOUTH EVERY 4 HOURS AS NEEDED FOR PAIN. I TRY TO WAIT BUT SOMETIMES I TAKE ONE ABOUT EVERY 3 TO 3 1/2 HOURS BECAUSE OF THE PAIN. IS THIS TOO MUCH? WILL THIS PHANTOM PAIN EVER GO AWAY?

codie
3:24 pm January 19th, 2014

I am taking percosets for my abscessed tooth, while taking 1 my tooth pain is relieved. after about 5 hours my tooth pain is back, I want to take 1 every 5-6 hours instead of the prescribed amount 1-2 every 6 hours but I am afraid of overdose. will taking 1 every 5 hours do that?

I am only on them for 3 days until my tooth can be pulled by a dentist.

Yolanda
12:16 am January 26th, 2014

My friend just took 45 pills of percocet. The bottle says 7.5/325. Will it kill her? Should I call 911?

Alecia
10:40 pm February 8th, 2014

I have been on 5-10 mg of percocet every 6 hours for about a year. I have never taken more than prescribed and have taken days off from the medicine. The last month or so, when I take a percocet (5mg). I get nauseus, really sleepy and have massive panic attacks and feel like I’m going to die or pass out. What is going on? Am I having a bad reaction or am I just being paranoid.

Margie
3:41 am March 7th, 2014

I have been taking percoset/oxycod/acetamino 7.5-325 mg tabs for approximately 6 months for severe back pain. I am also taking 800 mg of Ibuprophen. I don’t know if I am becoming immune because I have to take two of each at a time to get any relief. About 30 minutes ago I took 3 percosets and now, after reading this article, I am very worried. Am I in danger of overdosing? I am not trying to kill myself, I just can’t take this pain. I have an appointment on April 29th with a neuro surgeon and I don’t know how I’m going to make it until then. I have already had two cortisone shots but on my right side( the pain is now all on the left side). Please let me know if I should be ok.

Kay
5:03 am April 4th, 2014

I normally take 2 or 3 a day. 4 being the maximum limit. I took 5 today. Perc 10s am I okay? I’m kinda scared to go to sleep

11:44 am April 4th, 2014

Hello Kay. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a full over the phone assessment.

Grace
4:53 am April 24th, 2014

If a woman who does not take Percocet and has no history of drug or alcohol use or abuse take 45 5/325 Percocets, will this be fatal? She is 5’4″ and around 130lbs. If this happens, how long does she have to make it to the ER or to get help before it can potentially cause severe damage? Would vomiting it up 2 hours later be helpful at all?

Caitlyn
1:58 am June 9th, 2014

I took 14 narco 7.5 on accident and I wanna make sure I’m ok I do not wanna go to the er cus they will think I did it to harm myself !!! And I do not wanna go to the mental hospital !! Wat can I drink eat or whatever

Kylee
8:53 pm June 18th, 2014

If i take 9 5mg percocets what will it do? Will it just make me sick or could it kill me? Im 5 foot 5 inches and weigh 135 pounds

Jenna
7:56 pm June 29th, 2014

Hi, I am not a regular user and stupidly took percocet for recreational use and am a bit worried at the moment. I took 2 (325 tec’s) at around 10 pm and stayed up all night and took another 2 around 1 pm the next day, after taking them I began feeling really tired and I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. I also feel very confused and my breathing feels shallow. I’m unsure of whether I should be worried or not because I didn’t sleep and maybe that’s why I’m feeling tired, I really don’t want to have to say anything unless I know I should be worried so please please let me know if that was too much in too short of a time.

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
1:04 pm June 30th, 2014

Hello Jenna. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a full over the phone assessment and for help on what to do next.

Aaron
4:38 am July 16th, 2014

I took about 12 325 10mg percocets over a period of about 24 hours. I have been experiencing cold sweats, abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea and urination. That was about a day ago and the abdominal pain is going away but i still feel sick. Should i go to the doctor? They have to keep it confidential right?

She
10:35 am July 19th, 2014

I have been on narcotics Orphan the past 10 years or so. I cannot have aspirin or any products containing it or NSAIDs. For the last few years I’ve had many surgeries; major surgery in 2003, which lead to serious complications. Spent a month in a hospital. Then from 2005 to 2010 I’ve had 5 female surgeries. Doctors monitored medications by changing doses and changing medications from Vicodin to Norco to Perks. I was also put on Opana and fentanyl patch. I also have autoimmune diseases. I had to retire at 36 yrs old, move from NY to NJ with my family, had a great job but you don’t get paid when you’re out of Family Medical Leave for months. So, I collect my pension I don’t get any money from the state or anything. I moved April 2013 – it’s hard to get new Dr right away, so 4-5 months went to NY to get meds. From September 2013-present I’m just on fentanyl patch. However, a month ago I had my 6th female surgery, and now i’m put on 15mg Oxycodone 1 x 4 hrs. then just got new RX I asked for 10mg. Says take 1-2 every 4 hrs…as needed. Never been on that before! Someday I only need 3/4 others 5/6. I have that 50 mcg fentanyl patch. What would be a reasonable amount of pills to take with out possibly overdosing. I know my liver is 100% perfect

2:39 pm July 24th, 2014

Hello Aaron. Sorry in the delay on response. You can call for an over the phone, anonymous assessment by calling the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for medical advice.

Rhonda Ramsey
7:19 pm July 27th, 2014

I have a 38yr old daughter who has been on Percocet 10 for over a year now for Gastropreasos and takes 10 to 12 a day how is that possible

Boom
4:31 pm August 7th, 2014

I was prescribed percocet 5/325 several months ago following shoulder surgery, and again last month for abcessed teeth. Haven’t taken it regularly since January. Last night I took 4 percocet before bed. Should I be concerned about liver damage and/or OD? What symptoms should I look for?

Grace
3:51 am August 22nd, 2014

Hello, I accidentally have been taking double the dose (two tablets instead of one) of ratio-oxycocet for two and a half days. I just read the label on the medicine jar and realized this. Should I do something? or is it that I am ok and should continue with the dose that was prescribed. I am very worried. Thank you

heidi
7:22 am August 24th, 2014

Hi, I have been prescribed one 7.5/325mg percocet every 4 to 6 hours for kidney stone pain. If I dont take one every 3 hours, I am in extreme pain to where I feel the need to go to the ER. I am scheduled for surgery to remive the 8mm stone in 5 days. Is taking it every 3 hours toi much?

Layla
3:06 pm August 31st, 2014

Hi iv been taking percocets for over a year iv never taken more then I’m supposed to but I want to know if it’s dangerous – I take 2x 5/325 at 8am and 2 at 8 pm everyday- is this going to make me overdose ?

joe
4:36 am September 2nd, 2014

My bf is 57 he has cancer heart problems and he is a diabetic he took 2 percocets at a time will that hurt him in any way

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
8:18 am September 2nd, 2014

Hello Layla. I believe you’ll find the answer to your question here: http://prescription-drug.addictionblog.org/how-much-percocet-is-too-much/

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
9:20 am September 2nd, 2014

Hi Joe. If you suspect he’s in trouble, please seek medical help. He has a specific medical condition and doctors will be able to examine him and take further action if necessary.

Michelle
11:47 pm September 9th, 2014

My 10mg Percocet became missing and they were found however over 10 were missing my son has been really tired today is 15 yrs old and is in ADHD medication and depression medication how can you tell if he is the one who took them

nic
5:07 am September 21st, 2014

I took 4 percocets and i don’t have a high tolerance for it at all. I also took an anti depressant this morning, and I have puked two times. Is it serious?

Jessie
5:56 am September 21st, 2014

Hey I just took 30 mg of oxycodone with out Tylenol about 2 hours ago. It’s my 5th dose today over a 15 hour period first dose was at 930 am I’ve been taking 30 to 40 mg at a time every 3 to 4 hours..I usually only take 90 to 100 mg a day though..will I be safe?

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
10:04 am September 22nd, 2014

Jessie. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for help. They provide a free over-the-phone assessment of the risk of overdose and will give you guidance on what to do next.

unknown
10:49 pm September 27th, 2014

My uncle took 20 of 10-325 percocet and was high for about an hour. Is this normal or should we be concerned for him.

jesse
5:32 am September 29th, 2014

i took 2 5-325 percocet. i think i might be od ing but i don’t want to tell my dad unless completely necessary. I don’t have slowing heart rate or breathing. actually the opposite. I’m jittery and shaky and my heart is beating really fast. i should probably also mention that I’m bi polar and take 5 mg latuda. ive been drinking water and eating crackers to try to get it through my system quicker. should i try to throw it up i took it an hour ago????

Ivana @ Addiction Blog
11:48 am September 29th, 2014

Jesse, you too can Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for help. A poison expert will assess your situation and tell you what to do next. Call the phone number emedatley, so you’d be sure wheter you should ask for further help and alarm your dad.

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