Duration of Percocet Withdrawal
Scheduled as a Type II drug under the Controlled Substances Act, Percocet (main ingredient oxycodone) has a relatively high addictive potential. Not only can you expect to experience withdrawal symptoms when you quit, you can also expect extreme drug cravings. It’s usually the cravings that compel people to use Percocet, even against their own will.
Still, Percocet withdrawal is different for each individual. The severity and duration of the withdrawal symptoms will depend upon several factors, such as:
- the frequency of Percocet use
- the total length of time of Percocet use
- average dosage of Percocet intake
- a person’s general health, age, and medical history
But, when does withdrawal from Percocet start?
Find the answers to these questions in our easy-to-follow Percocet infographic! Plus, if you find it interesting and educational, we invite you to free to share it and/or use it. The embedded code is right under the infographic. Or, email us and we’ll send you a printable version. We also invite you to comment or ask any questions regarding Percocet withdrawal at the end.
Percocet Withdrawal Timeline
Once you’ve stopped taking Percocet, you’ll begin to experience withdrawal symptoms about four to six hours after the last Percocet dose, or whenever oxycodone effects begin to fade. The acute and severe symptoms from Percocet withdrawal usually resolve about five to ten days after cessation. However, remember that these symptoms vary from person to person.
Here’s a list of all Percocet withdrawal symptoms sorted by period of appearance that. We hope that this information can easily guide and prepare you about what to expect during Percocet withdrawal.
24-72 days after the last Percocet dose:
- Flushed skin
- Heart palpitations
- Increased heart rate
3-7 days after the last Percocet dose:
- Body Pain
Week 2 Percocet Withdrawal:
- Body Pain
- Increased heart rate
Week 3 Percocet Withdrawal:
- Feeling better
Week 4 Percocet Withdrawal:
- Sleep stabilization
How Long to Withdrawal Form Percocet?
Usually, the first few days of Percocet withdrawal are the most harsh and severe. So, it is advisable to enroll into an inpatient treatment program whose medical staff will care for you, and will give all needed support during this period. Don’t suffer alone!
Moreover, some Percocet (ab)users may experience post acute withdrawal symptoms, a.k.a. PAWS. This syndrome is a set of persistent withdrawal symptoms that can last for several weeks or months after you have quit using Percocet. Percocet PAWS may include:
- Sleep disorder(s)
Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Questions
If you’re ready to get help for yourself or someone you love to end Percocet dependence, contact a treatment support consultant at 1-877-721-6695 to learn more about rehab options. The helpline is FREE, trustful, and available 24/7. Don’t miss your chance for sober living!
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Reference Sources: The National Pain Foundation: Abrupt Withdrawal from Pain Medications — Information and Caution
Social Work: OxyContin in Missouri
Daily Med: Oxycodone and Acetaminophen
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