Wednesday April 23rd 2014

Smoking Percocet

Are you considering smoking Percocet?

If you are, you need to know the risks associated with inhaling Percocet fumes. While smoking Percocet is likely to be less effective than taking Percocet normally, it’s also dangerous to your health. We welcome any questions about smoking Percocet at the end.

Does smoking Percocet work or get you high?

It depends. Percocet is normally prescribed to help manage moderate to severe pain. And Percocet is often used in cases of illness, or for people recovering from a medical procedure. But Percocet can definitely cause a “high” when misused or abused, which leads many people to illegally or unsafely take Percocet. While doctors prescribe Percocet prescription dosages to be taken orally, people will attempt to abuse it by crushing the pills to snort, or by trying to smoke the tablets. However, smoking Percocet is not what makes Percocet work better and probably will neither get you high nor relieve pain.

What does smoking Percocet do to you?

When you smoke Percocet, the drug oxycodone enters the bloodstream through the tissues of the nose, which gets this narcotic pain killer to the brain much more quickly than oral administration. But the oxycodone in Percocet isn’t the only thing you’re inhaling when you try to smoke the drug. You’re also breathing in the inert fillers and binders in the medication, which can cause irritation and even illness when they become lodged in the nasal passages, eyes, and lungs.

Smoking Percocet side effects

You can experience several side effects from smoking Percocet:

  • burning of eyes or throat
  • coughing
  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • feelings of weakness
  • nausea, stomach upset, and vomiting

Smoking Percocet on tin foil

Some people will heat Percocet on tin foil to vaporize the oxycodone, allowing it to be easily inhaled. The problem with this process is that the medication itself is very fragile and doesn’t withstand high temperatures – meaning very little oxycodone will actually make it to your nose. This may lead to smoking more Percocet than you’d normally take to try to achieve better effects – creating more dangerous exposure to the fillers and binders in Percocet which can cause so many problems.

Smoking Percocet with weed

It’s not advisable to combine Percocet and weed. Both drugs depress the central nervous system, so combining the two can be dangerous. They can multiply the effects of one another, causing you to become impaired in your coordination and more likely to experience an accident. The combination could also affect your breathing or heart rate, which could be dangerous.

Is smoking Percocet bad for you?

Yes, smoking Percocet is bad for your health. The fillers and binders in Percocet make smoking it detrimental to your long-term well being. Because of the lack of effects smoking Percocet is likely to have, it’s a risk without much potential gain.

Can you smoke Percocet?

You can smoke Percocet if you really want to, but it won’t have the effects you’re probably hoping for. It won’t really create a high and it won’t even relieve pain if you take it in this manner. Smoking is a poor method of delivery which can cause potential health complications further down the line, so it’s not recommended.

Smoking Percocet questions

Still have questions about smoking Percocet? Are you trying to stop taking Percocet and having problems?  Please leave your questions here. We do our best to respond to your questions with a personal and prompt reply ASAP.

Reference Sources: ToxNet: Oxycodone
PubMed Health: Oxycodone
DailyMed: Percocet

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12 Responses to “Smoking Percocet
Billy
12:05 am September 1st, 2012

Wow…the extent people will go for that extra buzz! Why don’t they just swallow the pill like everybody else?

11:23 am September 1st, 2012

Hi Billy. Some people come from a “smoking” background or like the intensity of the rush when smoking Percocet. But yes, this mode of drug administration can sound rather extreme to people who aren’t used to smoking pills.

Adia
2:37 am January 13th, 2014

Thanks for the awesome facts listed above, I am a 15 year old male and I believe that the only marijuana in the area is all laced with weed when sold. I have smoked the percocet laced weed about 3 times total, and have gotten very dizzy each time. Can you please tell me the serious and non-serious health risks of doing this? Is there any way to check if the marijuana is laced before smoking?

Thanks so much!!! Any reply would be amazing!

Adia
2:42 am January 13th, 2014

“I believe that the only marijuana in the area is all laced with weed when sold.” Sorry I ment laced with Percocet when sold.

Payam
3:04 am January 21st, 2014

Yea , az a person who tried the Percocet I agree with your simple questions and answers .
But I have to note 3 things over all the related texts “questions answers and comments”

1- smoking PERC is making you high instant and bring you down so quickly . And the feeling of high time is so Mutch higher and different than swallow the pils.
2- swallowing the pils takes from 10-30 minute to kickin. And Chewing it is not making it quicker … It just westing it before it get down.

1:40 pm January 22nd, 2014

Hello Payam. Thanks for sharing more about your experience. While Percocet may have a faster onset time when smoked, the risks over addiction and/or overdose are too high to consider this a safe mode of administration. We wish you the best and hope you’re able to live life Percocet-free!

angela
2:54 am February 15th, 2014

I quit smoking oxycodone about a year ago after a disturbing incident. I am not sure if this incident is from smoking oxys or from something unrelated, but I am leaning towards the oxys. I had finished smoking and all of a sudden my heart started racing. It was almost beating out of my chest. I took my resting heart rate and it was at about 150 beats per minute. You may or may not know this but that is extremely high. So I called for an ambulance and was taken to the ER. They chalked it up to a panic attack probably b/c I didn’t tell them I was smoking oxys. Anyways, I just wanted to warm anyone who is thinking of doing this, there are dangers. It has been a year since and I got a good/healthy EKG, but I tell you it was not worth it.

12:48 pm February 17th, 2014

Hello Angela. Thank you for sharing your experience here!

Elle
2:44 pm March 1st, 2014

My sister & her boyfriend are addicted to smoking percocets. They do, in fact, get high- immediately. They’re so high that they off in mid sentence. They stay up all night smoking pills & weed . They’ve stolen from all of their family members (including my 12yo son) & they pawn everything they steal to buy more pills. They lost their home, children, jobs, cars- you name it. They look skeletal, not like the couple they were 7 years ago- hell, not even 1 year ago. In about 8 months- they’ve lost everything I’ve mentioned above. The addiction is real, the high is real. It’s tragic.

Elle
2:48 pm March 1st, 2014

They’re so high that they *doze off in mid sentence.

11:23 am March 3rd, 2014

Hello Elle. I’m sorry to hear that you are witness to the devastation that addiction can cause. Are you and your family getting help to cope? Have you considered seeing a psychologist to process your thoughts and emotions surrounding the behavior?

luky13
11:02 pm March 6th, 2014

Smoking precocity aka oxycodone is just another way to get a fix just a lot faster. When you are and addict you will do things you would never imagine doing sober. Hence the stealing pawning etc. the problem is and addict is never sober because when they start coming off the drugs they have very intense withdrawl symptoms and trust me I have been in withdrawl contemplating suicide because it is so horrible. Those of you who are not addicts don’t think that person is bad because you don’t know how they became that way. my addiction started with legal prescription drugs from my doctor and has been hell ever since

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