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What is the difference between pill form Percacet and Liquid?

Wondering if there is a liquad form of Percacet.  I am trying to wean off of 8 pills a day at a 10mg dose and I have Celiac Disease so I don't absorb a lot of what I eat or take.  I was wondering if I asked for a liquid if it would help me to wean because it would work better for me and I could start taking less right away.  I worry all day everyday about the amount of tylonol in the Percs I am taking.  Does anyone know about a liquid option I can try and what it is like?

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There is no liquid Percocet.

If you're worried about the Tylenol,start to taper now. You can break those 10 mg. Percocet in one half or one quarter to help you taper down. Are you sure you absorb liquids better than solids?   The other thing to do is to call your physician for help. With a chronic illness that may be the best.
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yes there is a liquid oxycondone percs are oxy and apap .How ver I really dont see how it would make it eisier to wd from. as viki said you can brake the pills up  .Not to mention i dont belive doctors perscribe that much in liquid form .
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If you are only taking 8 pills a day you are below the daily max dose. Percocet have 325mg per pill. So you are taking 2600mg of acetaminophen. They say nowadays not to go above 3000mg and it use to be 4000mg. So I wouldn't worry about it. Just continue tapering down and you will be taking less and less acetaminophen. If you absorb liquid better than solids switching to a liquid might actually end up being a spike in your dose and that will cause you to go in the wrong direction if you are serious about tapering off of your meds. If you do have a problem absorbing solids you may only be taking in half the amount of percocet or say 4 pills a day even though you are taking 8. If you switch to liquid you won't really know what dose to start tapering down from. If you are taking 8, 5mg pills you may be only getting 20 mg of percocet instead of 40mg. If you get the liquid and you absorb it better and you start off at 35mg you will be getting the full 35mg and that will have you going in the wrong direction. So if you do switch you won't know what dose to start at to taper. Since you are below the daily acetaminophen level I would stick to the pills.
Does this make since to you?
Best of luck.

Brian
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There is deff a liquid oxycodone hydrochloride, I know this because I use to get the official bottles. One ml is equal to one mg. It came in 600 ml bottles. However Vicki maybe right since there is no Tylenol/acetominophin in it, afterall that is what make percocet percocet. Either way I don't believe it would be beneficial in tapering just because it would be easier to justify taking more. Just my 2 cents.
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all4, you may be right when they say liquid they my be talking like IV type liquid .Not necessarily drinking liquid like they have with hydro... either way itsfar wiser to go with the pills seen as u r not over the apap limit.
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All4mygrlz:  Hi ~  Thanks for the back up!   Yes,you can get liquid oxycodone,as you said,but it's not Percocet because of the lack of Tylenol.  I guess I'm just a little stickler for distinctions !

Luv2~~ I still think you should consult you Dr. on this and taper in the meantime. With your Celiac disease it's just not good for you at all.

Vicki






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This is something you need to talk to your doctor about.        sara
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OK just so we all have the accurate info here this is what I found


Tylox (Oral) Brandname
Endocet, Roxicet, Percocet, Roxilox, Tylox

Tylox (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Acetaminophen (a-seet-a-MIN-oh-fen), Oxycodone (oks-ee-KOE-done) Treats moderate to moderately severe pain. This medicine contains a narcotic pain reliever.

When To Not Use Tylox (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to acetaminophen or oxycodone. You should not use Tylox® capsules if you are allergic to sulfites.

How Should You Use Tylox (Oral)
Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. It is not safe to use more than 4 grams (4,000 milligrams) of acetaminophen in one day (24 hours).
If this medicine upsets your stomach, you may take it with food or milk.
Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup. If a dose is missed:
If you are taking this medicine on a regular schedule and you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
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Thanks all.  I am definitly talking to my doctor about it.  I would have to to get the script
obviously.  I was just curious.  If I absorb liquad better I could take half as much to start out and then it would be easier to taper but you are all right it doesn't matter cause if I just taper off what I am taking in pill form it's the same thing.  Silly me!  I guess I just want so bad to stop taking so many pills.  
Thanks for everyone's time and info
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Its something to discuss with your doctor but I do think you will do just as well staying on the pills as changing to the liquid
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I am going to switch boards.  Don't think I belong here but thanks for all the info.  Best of luck to all of you.  
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jen why ??? did something happen
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I will stay and start a new post just stating about my weaning to get support, just going to be careful what I say.  I upset someone who said I was trying to make my meds work better by not eating and somehow encouraging others to do that too or something.  I don't know.  Anyway, I didn't mean it that way I just wanted help.  I can't eat with my meds or they don't work and I get so tired I can't function.  Anyway, I have prob said too much again so you may see this removed as well.  
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