Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever. It is also known as an anesthetic. Acetaminophen, a weak pain reliever, increases the effects of oxycodone.
Percocet is a pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Percocet is indicated only when treatment with non-opioid analgesics is not tolerated or when adequate analgesia cannot be achieved because of the risk of addiction.