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i would like to know if oxycodone have to do with hydrocodone?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Different chemicals: They are both derivatives of codeine, but are chemically different from each other. Hydrocodone is somewhat less potent than oxycodone, is not absorbed quite as well and more of it is taken out by the liver after it is absorbed. Oxycodone 5 mg is equivalent to hydrocodone 7.5 mg, and oxycodone works a little faster, has fewer side effects from histamine release (flushing, itching etc.).
Answered on Mar 21, 2014

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