Endocet Addiction: Withdrawal Symptoms & Treatment Help

Endocet is a narcotic pain reliever that contains a combination of oxycodone, a powerful opioid, and acetaminophen, an analgesic/antipyretic that decreases certain chemicals in the brain and the experience of pain. Acetaminophen works to enhance the effects of oxycodone. Endocet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and is administered in tablet, capsule and liquid forms.

Other Names for Endocet

Tylox, Magnacet, Percocet, Perloxx, Primalev, Roxicet, Xolox

Signs and Symptoms of Endocet Abuse

  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Dysphoria (unpleasant feelings) or Euphoria (pleasant feelings)

Long-term use of Endocet or other drugs with acetaminophen can lead to permanent liver damage.

Symptoms of Withdrawal from Endocet

  • Visual disturbances
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Dehydration
  • Hypo/Hypertension, Tachycardia, Palpitations
  • Malaise
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Rash
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors

Abruptly stopping Endocet or changing the dosage can bring on withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal is usually not life threatening, but can be extremely uncomfortable. Feelings of paranoia, anxiety or some types of hallucinations may accompany the withdrawal. Patients who want to detox from Endocet should seek medical detox treatment and both the physiological and psychological condition should be monitored by a physician certified in addiction medicine. Detox should immediately be followed by addiction treatment to teach the addict how to handle daily stressors, reasons for addictive behavior, medication management if needed, relapse prevention and more.

This page last updated: September 19, 2013

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