You hear the term Schedule II narcotics thrown around quite a bit. You hear the idea of heavy duty painkillers that people receive after really invasive surgery or after there has been an immense effort to control a condition but the pain is just out of control and can’t be controlled by normal medications. But what is a schedule II narcotic and what can they do for you? Here is a list of some of them for your own benefit of knowing.
One of the most common medications is Percocet. This is prescribed in a variety of strengths and is used to treat severe pain and may often be given to patients who are terminally ill. The strengths are oxycodone and acetaminophen combos are as follows (oxycodone/acetaminophen): 2.5/325, 5/325, 7.5/325, 7.5/500, 10/325, 10/650. These are highly addictive and the street value on them is very high, so theft is an issue in hospitals and pharmacies.
Percodan is a bit like Percocet because it contains oxycodone but for those who cannot take acetaminophen they instead try percodan which contains aspirin. It is usually only good for patients with a Tylenol allergy or complication but its effectiveness is still documented and good.
OxyContin is the fashionable drug of abusers as it’s simply oxycodone and its strength is very high. It’s used to treat pain in its most severe forms. Again there is an issue with theft due to it being a popular, abused prescription drug and as far as being one of the most effective drugs to sell on the street. These need certain forms that should be filled out and there are precautions that hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors themselves must take to make certain that there is no abuse or gross purchasing of the medications. Schedule II drugs are the most helpful and addictive drugs anywhere in the world so they must be guarded.