Percocet is often prescribed as a cough suppressant and pain reliever. The dangers associated with Percocet are sometimes underestimated because, even though it contains a powerful opiate, it is combined with a “safe” medication that people trust: acetaminophen. Users recognize this as an ingredient in Tylenol and assume that means it is somehow less dangerous than Oxycodone (the opiate of the compound) on its own.
Despite the misplaced sense of comfort users may feel because of the acetaminophen aspect of the drug, Percocet, Tylox, and other compound-drugs like it are still highly-addictive. The dangers for abuse, dependency, and overdose are still present. Luckily, as with other opiate medications, MAT is the most effective treatment for Percocet addiction.