While it is rare, Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) has been known to cause seizures as a side effect. Seizures are sudden, uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that can cause changes in consciousness, muscle spasms, and other symptoms.

Percocet and other opioid medications can increase the risk of seizures, especially in people who have a history of seizures or are taking other medications that can lower the seizure threshold. If you experience seizures or any other unusual symptoms while taking Percocet, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider right away. They may be able to adjust your dosage or recommend other treatment options that can help manage your symptoms.

It is also important to use Percocet only as directed by a healthcare provider, and to avoid taking more than the prescribed dose. Overdose is a serious risk associated with Percocet and other opioid medications, and can cause symptoms such as slow or shallow breathing, extreme drowsiness, confusion, and unconsciousness. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a Percocet overdose, it is important to seek emergency medical attention right away.