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Review: could Percocet cause Agitation?

Summary: Agitation could be caused by Percocet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 24,208 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA and social media. Among them, 428 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 24,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 428 people (1.78%) have Agitation. They amount to 0.14% of all the 308,621 people who have Agitation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Agitation in Percocet reports

Time on Percocet when people have Agitation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Agitation45.00%20.00%5.00%20.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Percocet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Agitation0.00%0.00%0.22%5.15%10.74%31.54%18.79%33.56%

Severity of Agitation when taking Percocet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Agitation0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Agitation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Agitation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (142 people, 33.18%)
  2. Anxiety (40 people, 9.35%)
  3. Breakthrough pain (39 people, 9.11%)
  4. Breast cancer (36 people, 8.41%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (31 people, 7.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (173 people, 40.42%)
  2. Effexor (114 people, 26.64%)
  3. Neurontin (113 people, 26.40%)
  4. Ambien (104 people, 24.30%)
  5. Xanax (100 people, 23.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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