What are percocets usually prescribed for
Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Percocet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. I took a generic form of Percocet after I had surgery (had a metal plate & screws attached to tibia bone). Thanks for using ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-percocets-usually-prescribed-for ]
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- What are percocets usually prescribed for
- Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Percocet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. I took a generic form of Percocet after I had surgery (had a metal plate & screws attached to tibia bone). Thanks for using ChaCha!
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