Percocet and Alcohol
Percocet generic names acetaminophen and oxycodone is also sold under brand names Magnacet, Percocet, Primalev, Primlev, Roxicet, Tylox and Xolox and belongs to a family of drugs known as narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effect of oxycodone. Endocet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and may also be used for other purposes.
If you have cirrhosis of the liver you should not use this drug due to the adverse effect of acetaminophen.
It is advised that you do not drink alcohol while using Percocet that liver damage may occur.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you have alcoholic or drug habit tendencies, asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, breathing disorders, liver or kidney disease, history of head injury or brain tumor, epilepsy, seizures, low blood pressure, stomach, intestinal or pancreas disorder, underactive thyroid, Addison’s disease, gland disorder, enlarged prostate, urination problems, curvature of the spine or mental illness.
Less serious side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, blurred vision or dry mouth.If these occur call for your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, lightheaded, fainting, confusion, unusual thought or behavior, seizures, urination problems, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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