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how long after a percocet pill before I should drive ,work etc.

Posted by @cedg, Tue, Jan 1 5:01pm

I was in an automobile accident resulting in two ruptured disk. At this time I don't know what to anticipate as the full treatment. Could be operation, or steroids might do it. But for pain I was prescribed 5-325 percocet every 6 hrs..along with muscle relaxers at night.and steroids. The steroids seem to be doing a lot to help me. All this being said I'm wanting to know how long after taking a percocet 5-325 before I should be operating a vehicle. It doesn't seem to cause any dizziness or uncontrollablity so it would seem like after a couple of hours driving wouldn't be a problem. Of course I want to be safe . What is consedered the correct time to wait?

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Sorry to give you bad news. There is NO good time to wait after taking a Percocet to start driving or operating any other machinery. If the pharmacy gave you a paper with your prescription describing the side affects, etc., I suggest that you go back and read it or call your doctor to answer your questions pertaining to your prescription.

Hi, @cedg, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is challenging to be in a car accident and also to end up with two ruptured discs.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on Oxycodone and acetaminophen combination (Percocet) that may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/oxycodone-and-acetaminophen-oral-route/description/drg-20074000.

When will you learn more about your full treatment?

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