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Regarding percocet; person has been on drug after surgery 2

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regarding percocet; person has been on drug after surgery for almost 2 weeks. He is now having withdrawl symptoms from taking regular to high doses. He is experiencing shakiness, nervousness, involuntary muscle spasms, twitching. He took a dose of 1 tablet at 7am and another at 5:15pm. What is the recommended advise now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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Percocet is a strong narcotic.

The dose should not be reduced fast.

This should be done gradually.

The easiest option will be to take another percocet tablet now to reduce the withdrawal symptoms.

Given that this is narcotic, legally his doctor needs to be involved to manage the withdrawal symptoms.

Medications like clonidine, flexeril can be used to control the withdrawal symptoms while tapering off percocet.

In other words, you should not try to manage at home due to the risks of severe symptoms.

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