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Review: could Percocet cause Itching?

Summary: Itching 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, 596 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 24,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 596 people (2.47%) have Itching. They amount to 0.11% of all the 536,769 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Percocet reports

Time on Percocet when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching76.19%9.52%0.00%4.76%9.52%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Percocet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.54%5.72%7.33%26.12%24.69%35.60%

Severity of Itching when taking Percocet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (124 people, 20.81%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (61 people, 10.23%)
  3. Hypertension (50 people, 8.39%)
  4. Depression (32 people, 5.37%)
  5. Breast cancer (29 people, 4.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (117 people, 19.63%)
  2. Zometa (109 people, 18.29%)
  3. Aspirin (107 people, 17.95%)
  4. Lasix (93 people, 15.60%)
  5. Ambien (92 people, 15.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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