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Re: percocet & vicodin ES. It's not the Percocet but the acetominophen added to it.

Re: percocet & vicodin ES. It's not the Percocet but the acetominophen added to it.

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Posted by Warren Raglawnde on April 19, 2000 at 10:25:52:

In Reply to: percocet & vicodin ES posted by jen on April 18, 2000 at 23:40:20:

Any liver damage from taking percocet is not from the narcotic but from the acetominophen (Tylenol) added to the drug. People can take large doses of narcotics for extended periods with no health deficit. But Percocet has acetominophen added to it and too much acetominophen can damage your liver. I believe there is 325 mgs added to each 5 mg pecorcet tablet. Your doctor can tell you how much acetominophen is safe for you. The narcotic agent in percocet is oxycodone. That is available by itself in Oxycontin. Oxycontin is longer lasting than percocet. It generally gives relief for 8 to 12 hours. Since Oxycontin has no acetominophen added to it, there is no risk of liver damage. There are sites on the Net that can give you some rough guidelines about how much acetominophen is safe. I can't remember the URLs for them. But you can use Google or Yahoo to search on acetominophen. Good luck.


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