This combination medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever
(acetaminophen). Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
Percocet contains oxycodone and Acetaminophen. Oxycodone is an opioid medication, sometimes also known as a narcotic as well as. Acetaminophen is a less strong pain reliever that increases the effect of oxycodone.