Endocet is a medication licensed for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. It is available by prescription and comes in the form of tablets that are typically taken on an "as needed" basis every six hours. Endocet is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning it has the potential to be abused. Possible side effects include dizziness, nausea, and constipation.

What Is Endocet?

Endocet® (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. As a narcotic, it is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, which means that special laws and regulations control its sale and use. Of all legal prescription medications in the United States, Schedule II controlled substances have the highest abuse potential.
(Click Endocet Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes It?

This medication is made by Endo Pharmaceuticals.

How Does Endocet Work?

Endocet contains two different pain medications: acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride. Although either medication alone is effective for relieving pain, they work well together to provide pain relief. Oxycodone is a narcotic, opioid pain reliever. It is chemically related to codeine. Oxycodone is effective at decreasing pain, but also causes drowsiness and decreased breathing.
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer commonly found in non-prescription medications, such as Tylenol®. It is also an active ingredient in many prescription pain medications, such as Lortab®, Vicodin®, and Tylenol with Codeine. "APAP" is an acronym for one of the chemical names for acetaminophen. Adding acetaminophen to oxycodone makes the medication more effective at relieving pain and may limit the abuse potential of Endocet, as the maximum dose is typically limited by the acetaminophen content.
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