Percocet contains two drugs, the generic names of which are acetaminophen and oxycodone, according to Drugs.com. The same drug combination is available under the brand names Endocet, Primley, Roxicet and Xartemis XR.
Percocet is a prescription-only medication. Drugs.com states that acetaminophen is a pain reliever of relatively limited potency, but it increases the effects of the opioid narcotic oxycodone when taken in combination. Acetaminophen is potentially hepatoxic and can lead to fatal liver failure when taken in large enough quantities. Oxycodone, like other opioid agonists of the morphine type, is sought after for criminal recreational use and poses a risk of misuse and addiction.Learn More
Aspirin is the generic name for acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) sold under many brand names in sizes ranging from 81 to 500 milligrams, according to MedicineNet.Full Answer >
Percocet contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, whereas Percodan contains a combination of aspirin and oxycodone. The difference between including acetaminophen or aspirin is the major difference between these medications. Drugs.com explains that acetaminophen increases the effects of oxycodone but has less potency as a pain reliever in its own right, while aspirin reduces substances in the body that cause pain, fever and inflammation.Full Answer >
Percocet does not have aspirin in its ingredients. It is a mix of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Percocet is given in various strength combinations of those two ingredients.Full Answer >
Percocet is a pain relief drug, a combination of oxycodone hydrochloride and acetaminophen, which can be administered orally and injected intravenously, according to WebMD. Percocet is manufactured by Endo pharmaceuticals.Full Answer >