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Taking percocet. Missed dosage. Have dizziness, chest discomfort and weak heart rate. Help?

hi i am taking percocet 5/325. i take 2 pills twice a day in 6-8 hour intervals. ive been taking them for 2 weeks. today i have not taken any and my last dose was just 2 pills only yest at 7pm. only 2 pills were taken within 24 hours yest and today none were taken. i do not feel right i have breathing probloms dizziness chest discomfort and weak heart rate . am i having a withdrawl? should i take 2 pills today and start weining myself off of the medication throughout the week? what should i do?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Percocet is a painkiller and it the oxycodone it has can cause withdrawal symptoms. Yes it is likely that you are having a withdrawal from Percocet. You should consult yur treating physician who can advice you regarding the tapering of doses. You certainly should taper doses more slowly than what you actually did.
Hope I am able to help you,
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Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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