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User Reviews for Percocet 5 / 325

Percocet 5 / 325 has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 55 ratings on Drugs.com. 61% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 18% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Percocet 5 / 325 reviews 7.1 55 reviews

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Reviews for Percocet 5 / 325

Still suffering · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 16, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “I have noticed that manufacturers of percocet use different formulas in their pills. Some are just awful and merely provide a sedative effect with very little pain relief. The ones made by Alvogen (blue/scored) just knock me out and do nothing for the pain. The ones that work the best are the ones that are white, scored on one side and have the #512 on the other side (Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals?). Just 1/2 of those works better for pain than two of any other brands. Stay away from the blue scored ones! They are awful and do NOT help with pain. This opioid issue is merely fear mongering and those people who really need the pain relief are NOT getting the meds that they need because of it”

2 / 10
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BlkButterfly69 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 20, 2020

For Pain: “Was prescribed percocet 7.5 right after surgery and that dosage worked just fine, six weeks after surgery, PM Dr. lowers dosage to 5-325 because he didn't want me on that dosage for an extended amount of time. Now there is very little relief. At 6 weeks post-OP; this dose is not strong enough to alleviate my pain. Maybe in another 3 to 4 weeks it will be, but not at the present.”

3 / 10
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streetse · Taken for less than 1 month July 7, 2015

For Chronic Pain: “Before surgery stayed in bed(neck) took two pills when I got home,what a relief!I can at lease walk around now I would recommend this to anyone in pain.DEA please stop making this pill so hard to get when people like myself really need them.”

9 / 10
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Bmoney93 · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “I have had 1 discectomy and laminectomy on my left S-1 & -2 discs. After surgery I was given the peach colored 7.5/325 and they did wonders. During Physical therapy I herniated my L-4 &-5 on the right. I have surgery in a few days. My neurosurgeon prescribed me 30 of the white generic 5mg/325 percs until my surgery day. These small white round generic 5mg Percocet are complete trash. Yeah, it might slightly ease my back pain for an hour or so but I personally believe that’s because my mind is concentrating on keeping my food down. Honestly, I’m a recovering addict and I came off my suboxone for surgery per doctors orders. You would think Percocet might subdue the withdrawal symptoms but I’m not even sure if did. I actually felt worse after I took the Percocet. I’m calling my doctor today and going back to hydrocodone or morphine if he will. I will NOT take another generic Percocet again.”

3 / 10
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RobPop · Taken for less than 1 month June 14, 2019

For Pain: “June 2019 - My body hated it! My doctor prescribed Oxycodone-acetaminophen 5-325 (Percocet) for pain from bulging disc in my hips and thighs and back. The Tramadol I've been taking for osteo-arthritis and foot pain wasn't helping the hips, thighs and back pain. I took only 3 half-tablets in a 10 hour period and after the 3rd half-tab I started feeling horrible. Dizzy, restless to the point of not sleeping, feeling awful. When I did try to sleep I could not relax at all, and the really sad part is - the pain in my back, hips and thighs never went away so I was suffering from the drug and the pain. Not everyone is going to have bad side-effects but these were mine.”

2 / 10
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wishedtowalkagain · Taken for less than 1 month June 17, 2017

For Chronic Pain: “I have lower back pain due to stenosis/arthritis. Also, I have a birth defect in which c4 / 5 are fused. Arthritis (severe), in my left hip/knee. Toss in fibromyalgia, and the pain is almost intolerable. Before taking this med, my life had been confined to either sitting or lying down. Grocery shopping was out of the question, without the use of the motorized shopping carts. It was so bad, that I just thought, "Why am I still living, this is no life at all." After a few different pain meds, that failed to work, my doctor prescribed this med and it has been a wonder drug for me! Now, I can walk through stores PUSHING a cart! My Pain level has gone from 8, down to 2 or 3 using this. Please, keep it available to the people with severe pain!”

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Lauren303012 June 14, 2020

For Pain: “My endodontist prescribed me this med before retreatment of root canal for pain relief. I liked it worked within 20 min, but it made me so drowsy it put me sleep and relieved the pain not more than 3 hours. The pain came back exactly after 3 hours but couldn't take it again right away because it would exceed daily max. I switched to ibuprofen 600mg next day and it worked as quickly as that med did, and the effect lasted about 5 hours and it didn't make me drowsy.”

6 / 10
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TT · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 22, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “This Medication is so BAD it makes me sick, it doesn't help at all, with the pain, I throw up, and more side affects. WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING THIS TO US?? Do they NOT think we are in pain. Have they ever been in PAIN like us?Walgreens [I go there also] I am not sure if it is there fault,I wish I new for sure just because people abuse these, now we have to suffer, the people that really need the real medication to help us get thru days of REAL pain. I could go on as well as all the people that are sufffering ,WHAT CAN WE DO???”

1 / 10
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Guppy · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 27, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “This medication worked well until they changed brands. I was relieved when I read the comments on Camber pharmaceuticals. When Walgreens changed I said I would give it a try. Within several hours I could tell they were not going to work out. I started having withdrawal symptoms. But unlike some I only have to wait for 2 weeks before my next script. This brand Camber sucks. I hope Walgreens gets the point and change to someone else. At this time they have lost my business for that medication.”

8 / 10
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mad woman · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 4, 2018

For Pain: “T/192 white round pill I got at Walgreens is fake, fake, fake not the real oxycodone 5/325 - well it definitely doesn't work!!! I usually get my meds at Walmart and I've have never seen any meds like this.”

1 / 10
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optivity · Taken for less than 1 month September 10, 2017

For Pain: “I have a primary brain tumor that has spanned the midline (Glioblastoma multiforme GBM4). My prognoses is I have just 6 months to live. I was prescribed Percocet 5/325 while in the hospital to recover from brain surgery about 1 month ago. I take (4) pills per day (2) at a time. Can I become addicted?”

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Titanium back man · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 16, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “After multiple spine surgeries I have weaned down to this dosage (Percocet 5/325) over the past years. I have currently been on this dosage for about 3 years after starting on much higher and more frequent usage. Now I use it mostly to take edge off and take it at least once a day as needed. It works very good for me and I have not had any dependency or side effects from it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 11, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “I have had back pain for many years and percocet has helped but has grown weeker over the years. I've asked for a higher dose but no. The Dr are afraid of treating their patients according due to being put under the radar.. But I say! If you're treating the symptoms and the patient why do you have to worry?”

5 / 10
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Sunshine6 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 19, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “Am prescribed this for chronic pain 5/325... 3 a day for back and hip pain, it doesn't help at all....Drs that write THIS DOSAGE...should have to only take this amount if they have or ever get "CHRONIC PAIN"”

1 / 10
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Jonathan4532 July 26, 2014

For Pain: “I'm 19 and have chronic TMJ joint pain and clicking. I get spouts of breakthrough pain that disables me from talking, eating, and other things that require mouth movements. I recently had the worst pain ever in my jaw and had to go to the ER. Was given Percocet 5/325 and it took away my pain COMPLETELY and helped tremendously. I've tried Vicodin in the past but didn't help my TMJ as much as Percocet does. ”

10 / 10
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bonespurs · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 27, 2014

For Chronic Pain: “Works fairly well when taken around the clock 4 times a day. I take it to treat chronic pain caused by multiple bone spurs in my neck causing nerve compression and severe pain in my shoulder/arm/neck.”

8 / 10
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jayson msdouglas · Taken for 10 years or more October 27, 2017

For Chronic Pain: “1st time taking them and I have severe RA for the better half of 60 years and I take 3 a day for as needed. My bones are now deformed and starting the curl up and I'm in constant pain but I try to go as long as I can without needed 2 take any thing but Motrin, but it is very hard to live with this pain, and still have to do your everyday life events. When I have a bad flare up I can't even walk or use a walker 2 get to the bathroom but anyways I do not think these are as strong as the other brands out there but when you are in the pain like I am most of the time any brand would help and any thing that can take the edge off is enough for me to be thankful. Please people quit abusing your meds and take as required by doc”

7 / 10
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Anonymous September 1, 2010

For Pain: “Percocet is the only medicine that gives me relief from chronic back pain, sciatica, trochanteric bursitis, fibromyalgia, and restless leg pain. I don't even waste my time on any over-the-counter medicines. Been using on and off for about ten years. I can quit anytime I want without any withdrawal symptoms. I'm very pleased with the way it works for me!”

9 / 10
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UncleWallace · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2013

For Pain: “When diagnosed with a kidney stone, I was prescribed Percocet 5/325 to manage the pain. A warning that if you don't keep ahead of the pain, it is hard to get back under control. I took a dose 2 hours late and it took 6 hours to get the pain reigned back in. Take it properly and it keeps the pain manageable.”

9 / 10
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Rubberbullet · Taken for less than 1 month June 25, 2017

For Chronic Pain: “My Doctor changed my medicine from hydcodone to this. Does not alleviate my pain. Makes me feel lightheaded a little for an hour. Cannot sleep, or get any relief from the pain. This medicine is supposed to be stronger then hydrocodone. I suspect there is very little oxycodone in these tablets, not 5 mg as stated. My daughter, who has access to a spectroanalyzer in her lab, is going to compare this medicine with similar brand. As for myself I can tell you, this is either one of those taper drugs, or just plain junk.”

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mommy301983 · Taken for less than 1 month March 12, 2013

For Pain: “I been suffering with migraines for months now. I tried the over the counter meds none ever works. My doctor gave me migraines medicines still never works and I decide to go to the E.R. and they gave me Percocet 5/325 and it was great. It's a great pain killer ever.”

6 / 10
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Chass2016 July 11, 2016

For Chronic Pain: “I have been going too a pain clinic for 6 years was on norco 5/325 helped for a while till my body got use to it so dr switched me too perocet/oxycodone 5/325 been on It for 3 months as for pain been helping really good atleast for me and right now on scale one through ten it bring my pain from a 8 down too a 4 or 5 depends how bad I'm hurting ( have buldging L4&L5 disc in back and si joint problem alone with athritis and muscle spazams) that gets so bad that I can't stand for long periods or sit long nor can i lift a lot hevy stuff including my kids without hurting but since I been on this my pain ant pain free bits it's manigable so I would highly recomend it but if you have to take it make sure you eat first will make you feel nauseated”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 23, 2011

For Pain: “Highly recommended! No side effects beside the slight dizziness that can be expected with any opiate (always make sure to take it with a bite of food!). Works great, but you'll have to taper off your dosage little by little so you don't experience withdrawal symptoms when you don't need it anymore.”

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responsible June 3, 2017

For Chronic Pain: “I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, it took about two years for the full debilitating affect to kick in. Eventually I was in constant pain and could barely walk. I had a lumbar laminectomy which did not work to relieve the pain. After complaining to my Doctor, he finally prescribed Pecocets. They were nothing short of a miracle in terms of pain relief with minor side effects”

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Tam70 June 14, 2016

For Pain: “This is the only narcotic for pain that does not cause nausea for me. It does make me lightheaded after 20 minutes of taking, and for a few hours after. There is no way I could drive the first 3-4 hours after taking this. I'm currently taking this short term for a pinched nerve.”

8 / 10
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