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Does Percocet have aspirin in it?

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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.

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Does Percocet have aspirin in it?
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Percocet is a narcotic and a controlled substance with a risk factor for abuse. It is given for moderate to moderately severe pain as an analgesic. Most dosages are administered every six hours, with a maximum of six to 12 pills per day, depending on strength levels. Percocet is a prescription pain reliever and is not sold over the counter. Those on percocet should be tapered off the drug and should not stop the drug abruptly.

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    How do you get a doctor to prescribe you Percocet?

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    Is acetaminophen the same as aspirin?

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    What is the difference between Percocet and Percoden?

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