Pain reliever that’s prescribed for people with moderate to severe pain. It contains the narcotic oxycodone, an opiate analgesic medication, and acetaminophen (Tylenol), a non-narcotic pain reliever and fever reducer.
Percocet 325mg is a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse, potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.
How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your System?
Blood: Up to 24 hours
Urine: Up to four days
Saliva: Up to four days
Hair: Up to 90 days
How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects?
Percocet is mostly known for pain relief but it also makes some people feel relaxed and even sleepy. The pain-relieving effects of Percocet can typically be felt about 20 to 30 minutes after taking the drug.
Common side effects of Percocet include:
- Upset stomach
- Drowsiness or sleepiness
- Confusion or muddy thinking
- Blurred vision
- Low blood pressure
- Slowed breathing
- Mood swings
- Flushing or sweating
- Trouble concentration
- Problems with coordination
How Long Does Percocet Last?
The half-life of a drug is how long it takes, on average, for half of the initial dose to be metabolized and leave your system. It takes several half-lives to completely eliminate the drug from your system. Understanding the half-life of Percocet can help you avoid an overdose.
For the majority of people, Percocet 325mg is out of your bloodstream within 24 hours, but it’s traceable in your saliva, urine, and hair for much longer.
In blood tests, the drug is detectable for 24 hours.
Percocet is detectable in a standard urine test for three to four days after your last dose.
Percocet can also be detected by a saliva test for one to four days after use.
The drug can be detected in hair follicles for up to 90 days.
False Positive Testing
If you take a urine drug screen while taking Percocet 325mg, it will be positive for opioids, so let the clinic know what you’re taking ahead of time. It’s also always a good idea to disclose any drugs and supplements you are taking to the testing agency, in case they can trigger a false positive.