Percocet pills are available in different forms, such as liquid and tablets. The brand name product is available only in tablet form, while oxycodone and acetaminophen, when sold as a liquid, are called Roxicet. Tablets come in various strengths, from 2.5/325 mg to 10/650. It is possible to identify the original Percocet pill by its color, shape, and the embossed number on the tablet’s surface.
Other Percocet Names
Percocet generic name is Oxycodone Acetaminophen, which are its active ingredients. Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic, which can be used on its own to treat pain. Acetaminophen is used in many prescription and nonprescription medications to treat pain and fever. This combination is available under several brand names.
The Brand Names Include:
- Xartemis XR
Although all of these contain the same active ingredients, they are slightly different in the dosage strengths available. For example, Tylox is only available in 5/500mg, while Primalev is available in 3: 5/300mg, 7.5/300mg, 10/300mg. As all of them contain an opioid, one should be careful while using any of these drugs. Although they effectively treat moderate to severe pain, for example, after surgery or in cancer patients, they can also cause unwanted effects and be highly addictive.
What Does Percocet Pill Look Like?
Tablets are available in different colors such as blue, yellow, white, pink, and orange. The colors of the tablet determine its strength in addition to the components. The following guideline provides more details on specifics of how it looks and its strength.
What Does a Percocet 10 Look Like?
Yellow Percocet pill has 10 mg of oxycodone and 325 mg of acetaminophen. One side has a drug name print, and the other side has 10/325 printed. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc manufactures these tablets.
This dosage strength is used to treat severe or chronic pain. It is advisable to look for safer Percocet alternatives if the patient’s condition allows.
Blue Percocet 5
Blue pills have 5/325 strength and present with a round, tablet-like appearance. Percocet 5 is printed on one side, while the backside presents with a line that divides the pill in half. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc manufactures it. Patients use it to treat moderate to severe short-term pain.
Orange Percocet 7.5
Orange pill presents in 14 mm-sized capsules. The drug name is printed on the front side, while the backside has the dosage of 7.5/325 printed. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc manufactures the orange 7.5/325 pill.
Percocet 5/325 is present in a white tablet form. On one side is printed “DuPont,” while the flipside has the drug name written on the top half. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc manufactures the 5/325 pill.
This is the lowest existing dose. It is usually used as a starting dose or during the withdrawal period because of the time Percocet stays in the system. It contains only 2.5/325 mg dosage. It is present with an elliptical shape. On the one side, the drug name is printed, while on the backside, there is a number 2.5.
This is a generic oxycodone/acetaminophen drug present in a white tablet form. On one side of the 512 pill, “512” is printed, while the other side shows a line dividing the tablet into two. This version is available in 325 mg/5 mg strength.
The pill is present as a white tablet. On the one side, there is a line that divides the tablet into halves. On the top half, A letter can be seen. On the lower half of the A349 is imprinted 349. Actavis Elizabeth LLC manufactures this pill.
Technically labeled as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride, the pill is available in 10/325mg dosage. The manufacturer is Alvogen, Inc. This type of Percocet pills is yellow and round; it has “C” imprinted on one side and 230 on the other.
The pill is technically labeled as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride. This drug is present in a 12 mm-sized white tablet form. On the front, there is 4839 written on the top half with a “v”-like symbol imprinted on the lower half. The backside is clear. It is available in 325 mg/5 mg dosage and is manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The tablet is labeled as Oxycodone Hydrochloride and comes in a 30 mg blue tablet. This drug’s front face, which is sometimes also called blue Percocet 30, is present with a line dividing the top and the bottom half with A letter imprinted on the top and 215 imprinted at the bottom. Actavis Elizabeth LLC manufactures this drug.
NP 12 pink pill is classified as Oxycodone Hydrochloride. This drug is present as a pink tablet with NP written on one face and 12 written on the opposite side. Zydus Pharmaceuticals is the manufacturer behind this drug.
Technically classified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone, it is available at 5/325mg. The blue ALV 196 is manufactured by Alvogen, Inc. It’s highly not recommended to mix the pill with alcohol or other drugs.
A333 is technically classified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It is available at a strength of 325 mg / 10 mg. The manufacturer is Actavis Elizabeth LLC.
The is technically classified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride and is available at strength 325 mg/10 mg. The drug is present as an 11 mm-long white pill with “IP204” imprinted on one side and a blank backside. This drug is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals.
U17 is technically classified as Acetaminophen Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It is present as a white pill with “U17” imprinted and a blank backside. Aurolife Pharma LLC manufactures the.
The is classified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It is available in the strength of 5/325mg and is present as a white pill with “U15” imprinted on one side. Percocet U15 is manufactured by Aurolife Pharma LLC.
This tablet, better known as Endo 602, is classified as Acetaminophen Oxycodone. It is present as a tablet form with “Endo 602” written on one side and, on the backside, is a line drawn that halves the tablet. This drug is manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sometimes termed as Percocet 543, appropriately called Roxicet 5/325mg, is classified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone. The drug is present in a tablet form with 11 mm diameter. On the front face are written, “54” on the top half and “543” on the bottom half. Roxane Laboratories, Inc manufacture 54 543 pills.
The capsule-shaped pill with imprint M523 on one side and 10/325 on the other contains 10mg of Oxycodone and 325mg of Acetaminophen. It is considered a high dose of the medication and is available only by prescription. This type of Percocet pill is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
RP 10 325 Pill
This is a round pill 10mm in size, which is identified as Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride. It’s manufactured by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P. This pill is pregnancy category C. It also contains silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, povidone k30, crospovidone, corn starch, stearic acid, and water as inactive ingredients.
The pill with imprint T194 on one side is white and capsule-shaped. The strength is 10/325 mg of active ingredients. Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the manufacturer. For some conditions, Norco or Vicodin can be better substitutes in treating pain. Always consult with your doctor about any adverse effects and before switching to another medication.
RP 5 325
The round pill with an imprint RP on one side and 5 325 on the other side is manufactured by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals L.P. RP 5/325 has the same strength as Percocet 5/325. The shape is round, and the size is 10mm. The opioid component in such pills makes them addictive, and those who use it not by prescription are prone to developing an addiction.
This Percocet pill is round and contains 5mg of Oxycodone and 325mg of Acetaminophen. Amneal Pharmaceuticals manufactures this type of tablet. It is classified as a schedule II substance, i.e., having a high potential for abuse and addiction. The use of opioid medications should not be stopped abruptly, as it can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
What are the Strongest and the Weakest Percocet Pills?
The lowest possible strength for this painkiller is 2.5mg/325mg. Medical doctors are often advised to give patients the lowest effective dosage possible. The doctor will look into some of the factors before determining the dosage, including addiction risk factors, type of patient’s pain (moderate or severe), and previous experience with analgesic medications.
The strongest tablet contains 10mg/650mg of oxycodone and acetaminophen. It is imperative that the patient adheres to the doctor’s prescription because a higher dose of the drug can result in severe Percocet side effects, and opioid abuse from this drug has been widely reported.
Dangers of Fake Percocet
The street value of the drug is high among many states; that’s why it is often tampered with. Fake drugs usually bring serious health risks to their consumers, especially when consumers use them in another way than prescribed, for example, snorting.
The story on Fox News said that Illegally made medicine has an extremely high risk of getting overdose and can cause death for its users. Sometimes fake Percocet might look similar to the original one, but fakes can be mixed with cocaine or heroin. Sometimes fake Percocet ingredients are mixed with fentanyl. Criminals often sell counterfeit drugs in powdered form to make it harder for consumers to identify the fake.
Always remember that Percocet is a prescription painkiller that can cause addiction. Never buy it without a legitimate prescription and from any unauthorized sources. Illegal purchasing of this medication can be prosecuted.
How to Identify Fake Percocet?
Although there are many similarities between the fake and original drug, care should be taken when purchasing the medication.
Some Of the Following Parameters that Can Help to Spot Counterfeit Pills:
- Look at the texture of the pill. Real tablets have a uniform speckle. However, the fake tablets have larger specks.
- On the counterfeit tablets, numbers and imprint are not stamped as deep as originally manufactured.
- Fakes can have an imprint that is different from the original. Counterfeit tablets with "TEC" imprint were recently detected in Canada.
- When the painkiller is dropped in the water, there should be no color change. However, if the color changes to yellow, a user is dealing with a counterfeit product.
- Pills that are laced with heroin often smell like vinegar. However, the original medicine does not have a vinegar-like smell.
Taking The Medication Safely
Percocet pills, like any others, come in a variety of shapes and strengths. The information provided here can help identify fake Percocet pills and the dose of the medication. It is only recommended that patients take the medications as prescribed by a medical doctor. Misuse and abuse can lead to addiction, and quitting the drug causes withdrawal symptoms.
If the addiction problem has already developed, do not hesitate to seek professional help in treatment. Addiction is a disease and therefore has to be handled by medical professionals in a rehabilitation facility.
- Fox5 Atlanta, GA DPH: 5th overdose death possibly linked to fake Percocet pills, 2017. https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/ga-dph-5th-overdose-death-possibly-linked-to-fake-percocet-pills
- CBC News, Fake Percocet pills containing fentanyl seized in Stephenville area, 2017. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/fake-percocet-pills-fentanyl-stephenville-1.4121561
- U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oxycodone. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682132.html