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Detecting Drugs: What do Percocets look like?

Detecting Drugs: What do Percocets look like?

Has your doctor recently prescribed you Percocets? 

These prescription drugs are chosen by doctors to provide pain relief for their patients who suffer from short-term pain or chronic pain. 

If you’re taking these drugs, it’s important to know what do Percocets look like. That way, you know you’re taking the right pill. There are a few different Percocet pills that all look different.

This article will go over how each of these pills looks as well as how long this drug might stay in your system. Let’s dive in and start learning! 

What Do Percocets Look Like?

There are four Percocet pills currently being prescribed by doctors. Each pill has a different amount of oxycodone in it, but each one has 325 mg of acetaminophen. These pills are made for quick relief of pain symptoms. It would help if you only consumed them under a doctor’s supervision.

  • Percocet 2.5: These are the smallest doses of the Percocet pills. They have 2.5mg of oxycodone and 325mg of acetaminophen. Percocet 2.5s are small in size, have a round shape, and are white in color. They will have “PERCOCET 2.5/325” printed on one of the sides.
  • Percocet 5: Next, there is a 5mg of oxycodone Percocet pill. These are also small and have a round shape but are blue in color. These pills will have PERCOCET 5 printed on one side.
  • Percocet 7.5: With 7.5mg of oxycodone and 325mg of acetaminophen, these Percocet pills are also small in size as the previous. They have a different oval shape and are peach in color with the words “PERCOCET 7.5” printed on the side.
  • Percocet 10: This is the highest dose of Percocet currently prescribed. It contains 10mg of oxycodone and 325mg of acetaminophen. Round in shape, this small pill is yellow in color with “PERCOCET 10” printed on one side.

How Long Will It Take For a Percocet to Take Effect?

Fortunately, if you are in pain, your Percocet should start helping to reduce the pain within 20 and 30 minutes of taking it. This quick onset makes it effective at providing you relief fast. 

You will feel the full effects of your Pecocet pill within one and two hours of when you took it. The pain relief should continue for another 4 to 6 hours beyond that point, giving you 5 to 8 hours of total relief.

When Will the Effects of Your Percocet Pill Wear Off?

Percocet’s effects usually wear off around 8 hours after you take the pill. Sometimes, you can feel slight after-effects for up to 16 hours after you take it. Your body usually can eliminate the Percocet in 17.5 hours.

In Conclusion

If you’ve been recently prescribed this oxycodone drug, it’s important to learn everything you can about it. Now you can answer what do Percocets look like, as well as how long they can stay in your body. Each prescription drug’s distinct shapes, colors, and markings make them easier to remember.