Indications for PERCOCET:
Management of severe pain for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
for short duration, use lowest effective dose . Individualize. Initially use 1–2 tabs of 2.5mg/325mg every 6hrs as required. Max 4g acetaminophen/day.
Significant respiratory depression. Acute or severe bronchial asthma or in the absence of resuscitative equipment. Known or suspected GI obstruction, including paralytic ileus.
Addiction, abuse, and misuse. Life-threatening respiratory depression. Accidental ingestion. Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. Cytochrome P450 3A4 interaction. Hepatotoxicity.
Life-threatening respiratory depression, decreased respiratory reserve, hypoxia, hypercapnia, or pre-existing respiratory depression; monitor and consider non-opioid analgesics.
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