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What are the differences between vicodin and percocet?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Vicodin v percocet: They are different molecules. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger.
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Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Yes: Vicodin is a class 3 narcotic made from hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Percocet is a class 2 narcotic made from oxycodone and acetaminophen. Both are derivative of opiates. They both work by blocking pain receptors in the central nervous system.
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