Most likely. Percocet is hard on the liver.
Erika, Percocet is a good medication for short term pain -- recovery from surgery, broken bone, anything that lasts for 3-6 months.
The fentanyl patch is meant for people who have chronic pain and are tolerant to opioids. When the percocet stops working and you need multiple dose escalations, your doctor may suggest changing to a long-active / extended release opioid analgesic, like Duragesic.
There's another problem with Percocet -- it contains tylenol, and too much tylenol can stress or even damage your liver.
What I enjoyed about the patch was that you put it on, cover it with a bandaid or other protector, and forget about it for 48 - 72 hours.
Some pain conditions require both a long-acting baseline pain medication, plus a short acting breakthrough medication for pain that "breaks through" the steady state pain relief of the fentanyl patch. Ask your doctor if you need a breakthrough dose of percocet.
The difference between the therapeutic dose of tylenol and the dose that causes liver damage is not that much. In my opinion a "breakthrough" dose of percocet is not a good idea. Percocet is liver damage city.
Thanks so much for the Info I heard do many horror stories about the patch they say it makes you feel out of it is this true?
does anyone recommend back surgery for sciatica and herniates disks
thanks I have spoken with the pain doctor they state I'm on good medications but how are they going tell me when I hurt the way I do should I find another pain doctor? because the extended release Morphine does not help at all and they up my dose to every 6 hours but I'm start aquatic therapy because I'm a sever asthmatic and I'm scared I'm going to catch a cold getting out the water and back in to this cold weather I've e been putting off this therapy should I try the therapy and see if the pain goes away the pain doctor my pain will never go away I was supposed to have a disksectomy and a hemilaminectomy I need some advice if you don't mind
Please watch the grammar; "Percocet," needs to be capitalized.
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you. Many people that come here have a hard time typing anyway and most of us on this forum know the names of medications so I see no need to capitalize every single medication. Just my opinion.