Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the manufacturer of Percocet Tablet. This tablet comes as pink, Elliptical, or Oval and has been identified as Percocet 325 mg / 2.5 mg. This combination is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The usual adult dosage is 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required and follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.
Percocet 2.5/325 is used in the treatment of chronic pain; pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations. Due to the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse, even at recommended doses, Percocet is only prescribed when treatment with non-opioid pain-relieving medication has not been tolerated or has not provided adequate pain relief.
Opioid analgesics should be used with caution when combined with CNS depressant drugs and should be reserved for cases where the benefits of opioid analgesia outweigh the known risks of respiratory depression, altered mental state, and postural hypotension. It is necessary to inform patients of the risk of life-threatening respiratory depression, including information that the risk is greatest when starting Percocet or when the dosage is increased, and that it can occur even at recommended dosages.