A 49-year-old member asked:
Please help! what is the differece between hydrocodone and oxycodone the active ingredients in vicodin and percocet?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher answered
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Opiates: Hydrocodone is derived from codeine. It is given by mouth/rectal/intranasal routes. Oxycodone is derived from thebaine. It is administered by oral/rectal/intranasal/epidural/transdermal routes.
Answered on Aug 6, 2017
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