Percocet Side Effects

Percocet is a narcotic (oxycodone) and acetaminophen combination. They are combined to get a synergistic effect on pain. Oxycodone is similar to other narcotics in terms of effect and addiction. Acetaminophen is better known as Tylenol.

Percocet side effects include but are not limited to:

  • drowsiness
  • constricted pupils
  • nausea
  • euphoria
  • dizziness
  • light-headeness
  • sedation
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • depressed feeling
  • exaggerated feeling of well-being
  • itchy skin
  • skin rash
  • slowed breathing


  • Drug Facts
  • Percocet when abused can be taken orally in pill form, chewed, or crushed (then snorted like cocaine).
  • Percocet can cause spasms of the stomach and/or intestinal tract.
  • Percocet is an addictive narcotic and even a normal dose can be fatal.
  • Addiction is a major risk with prolonged use (over 2-3 weeks) of percocet.