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Side Effects Of Percocet And High Blood Pressure

Percocet and high blood pressure individuals have cause for concern since you may be increasing your blood pressure levels unknowingly when you take this medication. It is prescribed when there is severe pain but is known to have very dangerous side effects and also its interactions with other medications you may be taking. 

Researchers stated its high potential to damaging liver or causing death.

Percocet is a narcotic drug, so your doctor will prescribe that one or two Percocet tablets to be taken every six hours depending upon the severity of your pain.

Percocet Effect On Blood Pressure

Percocet is a combination of Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, two drugs that are used to cure any kind of moderate to almost severe pain, which can affect your high blood pressure medication.

Oxycodone is a group of active components whose function is to relieve narcotic pain and relax the individual's mind.

Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic drug which helps accelerate pain relieving process.  But, taking too much can cause serious possibly fatal liver disease.

Have a talk with your doctor if you are allergic to any of these drugs, and especially if you are taking Percocet and high blood pressure sufferer.

For me it was life threatening with me taking Percocet and a high blood pressure sufferer.  My blood pressure increased sharply just after taking the second pill.

I was prescribed Percocet after I hurt my knee while exercising.  My knees were swollen and very painful.  Within minutes of taking the first pill my pain was gone, but after taking the second pill which was more than six hours later, I was nauseous and my blood pressure was high, 160/94.  Before taking Percocet, my blood pressure reading was 125/88.

My blood pressure control is all alternative treatments since my life-threatening allergic reaction to my blood pressure medication.  So I cannot afford any spike in my measurements.  I monitor my readings at least twice daily.

What Is Percocet Prescribed For?


Percocet is primarily prescribed for tooth, bone or muscular pain. It is a potent pain reliever for all different kind of injuries, fractures and surgeries.

The ingredients of this pill have been proven to be an effective aid in fever relief and also help reduce formation of certain chemicals present in your body which ultimately reduces pain.

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Side Effects Of Percocet

Like every drug, Percocet has its share of side effects, and if these side effects occur it must be reported to your doctor.

  • High blood pressure

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Unbalanced pressure in your blood and uneven pulse rate

  • Drowsiness and vision change

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Itching and rash

  • Anxiety, weakness and slow breathing

Percocet And High Blood Pressure Individuals

If you want to take Percocet and high blood pressure has been diagnosed it is advisable to take this medication with caution, as it has the tendency to raise blood pressure levels.

This drug can be taken with food, but this in turn, increases the chance of blood pressure. However, if you have high blood pressure and you have to take Percocet for pain, it is wise to reduce your salt intake and increase your water consumption.  Remember to consult with your doctor before making these adjustments if you are taking Percocet and high blood pressure diagnosed.

Smoking, caffeine and alcoholic beverages are also major causes of high blood pressure so their consumption must be limited when taking Percocet.

It is also likely that if your blood pressure is normal, which is a measurement of 120 over 80 mm Hg or lower, you may experience a rise in your blood pressure levels after taking Percocet.  So drink plenty of water, increase your consumption of fiber and potassium while taking this medication.

Also if you are suffering from diabetes, have kidney or heart problems be aware that your blood pressure will be elevated even more with taking Percocet.

You might need to stop taking this pain-reliever tablet if you are experiencing confusion, numbness in hands or other parts of your body, or have chest or neck pain. These conditions can possibly occur because your blood pressure has been elevated.

So it is necessary to monitor your blood pressure when taking this medication to avoid serious circumstances. Read more about this drug, Percocet and how it is sometimes abused.

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