I have been taking percoset for 3 months for broken shoulder. want to taper off use without withdrawal sx
19 May 2011
You are correct in that you need to taper off the percocet. How many are you use to taking per day? I would cut out a half to one pill a day every week. In other words, if you are use to taking six a day cut to 5 or 5 and half a day for one week, then reduce to 4 pills a day for one week, then 3 a day for one week etc. If you notice any withdrawals return to the previous dose and take an additional few days before reducing again. It really is that easy.
I don't know how many pills you have left but if you want to go a little faster, like reducing every 5 days, you can so you won't possibly have to get another prescription filled.
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