The Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Chart

Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are only few symptoms that you may experience during withdrawal from Percocet. What are the other withdrawal symptoms? How long do they last? We give you the answers in our infographic here!

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Duration of Percocet Withdrawal

Scheduled as a Type II drug under the Controlled Substances Act, Percocet (main ingredient oxycodone) has a relatively high addictive potential. Not only can you expect to experience withdrawal symptoms when you quit, you can also expect extreme drug cravings. It’s usually the cravings that compel people to use Percocet, even against their own will.

Still, Percocet withdrawal is different for each individual. The severity and duration of the withdrawal symptoms will depend upon several factors, such as:

The Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Chart

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  • the frequency of Percocet use
  • the total length of time of Percocet use
  • average dosage of Percocet intake
  • a person’s general health, age, and medical history

But, when does withdrawal from Percocet start?

How long do Percocet withdrawal symptoms last?

Find the answers to these questions in our easy-to-follow Percocet infographic! Plus, if you find it interesting and educational, we invite you to free to share it and/or use it. The embedded code is right under the infographic. Or, email us and we’ll send you a printable version. We also invite you to comment or ask any questions regarding Percocet withdrawal at the end.

Percocet Withdrawal Timeline

Once you’ve stopped taking Percocet, you’ll begin to experience withdrawal symptoms about four to six hours after the last Percocet dose, or whenever oxycodone effects begin to fade. The acute and severe symptoms from Percocet withdrawal usually resolve about five to ten days after cessation. However, remember that these symptoms vary from person to person.

Here’s a list of all Percocet withdrawal symptoms sorted by period of appearance. We hope that this information can easily guide and prepare you about what to expect during Percocet withdrawal.

24-72 days after the last Percocet dose:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Flushed skin
  • Heart palpitations
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea

3-7 days after the last Percocet dose:

  • Body Pain
  • Chills
  • Cramps
  • Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness

Week 2 Percocet Withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Body Pain
  • Depression
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness

Week 3 Percocet Withdrawal:

  • Feeling better
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness

Week 4 Percocet Withdrawal:

  • Restlessness
  • Sleep stabilization

How Long to Withdrawal Form Percocet?

Usually, the first few days of Percocet withdrawal are the most harsh and severe. So, it is advisable to enroll into an inpatient treatment program whose medical staff will care for you, and will give all needed support during this period. Don’t suffer alone!

Moreover, some Percocet (ab)users may experience post acute withdrawal symptoms, a.k.a. PAWS. This syndrome is a set of persistent withdrawal symptoms that can last for several weeks or months after you have quit using Percocet. Percocet PAWS may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disorder(s)

Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Questions

If you’re ready to get help for yourself or someone you love to end Percocet dependence, contact a treatment support consultant at 1-877-721-6695 to learn more about rehab options. The helpline is FREE, trustful, and available 24/7. Don’t miss your chance for sober living!

Do you have something to add? Please, feel free to comment in the section below. We do our best to provide you with an answer promptly and personally.

Reference Sources: The National Pain Foundation: Abrupt Withdrawal from Pain Medications — Information and Caution
Social Work: OxyContin in Missouri
Daily Med: Oxycodone and Acetaminophen
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. If you are addicted to percocet, and don’t kid yourself, you will know. I was. I started a program with suboxone and it changed my life. Don’t feel like your alone. But believe me, you can’t do it alone. You need a professional. Your family is all that matters and they want you safe. I had a friend come to my house in a snow storm and he banged on my door until I finally answered. He just new, without knowing how bad I really was. My advice to anyone is ” Be Humble”. All those things that keep you up at night and you can’t sleep or your taking meds to self medicate. You MUST tackle each issue. Then and only then will you be able to sleep again with no worry. You can do it, but not alone. It doesn’t take long to feel better. I was on perks for 3 yrs. Should have died by how much I was taking. So it can be done. DO IT. Xo

    1. Hi Chery. Call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

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