Percocet Dosage

Generic name: oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen
Dosage form: tablet

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Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient.  It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids. If pain is constant, the opioid analgesic should be given at regular intervals on an around-the-clock schedule. PERCOCET tablets are given orally.

PERCOCET 2.5 mg/325 mg
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
PERCOCET 5 mg/325 mg; PERCOCET 7.5 mg/325 mg; PERCOCET 10 mg/325 mg
The usual adult dosage is one tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.

Strength

Maximal Daily Dose

PERCOCET 2.5 mg/325 mg

12 Tablets

PERCOCET 5 mg/325 mg

12 Tablets

PERCOCET 7.5 mg/325 mg

8 Tablets

PERCOCET 10 mg/325 mg

6 Tablets

Cessation of Therapy

In patients treated with PERCOCET tablets for more than a few weeks who no longer require therapy, doses should be tapered gradually to prevent signs and symptoms of withdrawal in the physically dependent patient.

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