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A 35-year-old male asked:

What's the next stronger painkiller up from tramadol ? percocet or hydrocodone ?

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Dr. Janet Roberto
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pain medicine: Percocet and hydrocodone are in the same "category" of narcotic. Percocet is oxycodone and acetaminophen and Hydrocodone (also with acetaminophen is Vicoden) Some people though will obtain better relief with one over the other, of course depending on the dosages
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Depends: What kind of pain are you dealing with ? Are you going to require long term therapy or is this pain due to acute injury with tissue damage? Is there a component of inflammation? Titration of Gabapentin requires time (gradual raising of dose) Some people do better on Gralise (once a day gabapentin) Percocet tends to be used after Hydrocodone. NSAIDS work better for pain if there is inflammation.
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