Endocet is a combination medication containing both an opioid pain reliever
(oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Like other
oxycodone products (i.e. Percocet, OxyContin, etc), Endocet works in the
brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen
can also reduce a fever.
Endocet in pill form is designed to be taken orally, though abusers have
been known to crush and snort the drug. Endocet also come in liquid form.
Like all oxycodone products, Endocet is highly addictive and may cause
may cause respiratory distress and even death when combined with other
substances, especially alcohol. And like all hydrocodone products,
withdrawal reactions can occur after regular and/or high dose use.
Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, watering eyes, runny nose,
nausea, sweating and muscle aches, and can occur immediately after use
has stopped. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your
Endocet’s risk of addiction is highest among those with substance use
disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Like other
opioids, Endocet can induce nausea, vomiting, constipation,
lightheadedness, dizziness and/or drowsiness. Though some of these side
effects may decrease after prolonged use. However, prolonged use also
increases tolerance to the drug’s effect.
Like other opioids, naloxone can reverse the effects of Endocet overdose.
And like all other opioids, Endocet addiction can be effectively addressed
with Medication Assisted Treatment.