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What is the difference between percocet and vicodin for pain?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Not much ?: Percocet has oxycodone, a class 2 narcotic and vicodin has hydrocodone a class 3 narcotic. The labeling suggests that Percocet is stronger and it may be somewhat. Everyone is different and in all likelihood most will find them relatively similar in terms of degree of analgesia.

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