What is Endocet?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Endocet® is a brand name for the combination of oxycodone, an opioid analgesic and acetaminophen, an analgesic. It is used for the management of moderate to severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 24 16
Whole body pain 9 4
Breakthrough pain 4 0
Fibromyalgia 4 0
Burning pain 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 6
Mild 13
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endocet

Side effect Patients
Constipation 5
Lightheadedness 4
Dizziness 3
Nausea 2
Balance problems 1
Dizzy spells 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Endocet

Dosage Patients
3 x 325 mg-10 mg daily 1
10 x 325 mg-5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Endocet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Endocet


Currently taking Endocet

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Endocet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 10
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 14
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Endocet after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Endocet

Oct 3, 2011 (Started Jun 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for papillary thyroid carcinoma)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Because of other conditions (lupus, fibromyalgia), post-surgical pain takes at least three times longer to subside for me. This has often been a problem with doctors who are freaked out about addiction. I have NO history of addiction to anything except tobacco, but this seldom makes a difference. I get really tired of trying to convince these people that I AM IN PAIN STILL. Fear of the return of worse pain can make me very upset, which doesn't help. Still, even when I'm calm about it, I still hit the wall of their Fear of Addiction. Pain management still has a long way to go in the medical profession. I have never had a problem tapering off endocet/oxycodone as the pain lessens and subsides.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 11, 2009 (Started Sep 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for shoulder/neck/back/hip pain)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 4, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in back, neck and legs when waking up)
  • Side effects
    Mild (lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: well it lowered my Bp to the point I almost passed out every time it was used
Side effects: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea

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