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Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?

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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.

Answered 2/25/2016

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Yes: Percocet is oxycodone with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin is hydrocodone with tylenol (acetaminophen). Both are narcotics and relieve pain but are different chemicals.

Answered 3/1/2016

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Yes: Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen(telenol) and is a potent pain reliever and a schedule 3 drug. Percocet is a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen(tylenol), is generally a stronger analgesic and in most states is a schedule 2 drug and requires additional safety measures to be prescribed.

Answered 1/29/2015

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage: In addition tto the hydrocodone/oxycodone distinction already discussed, vicodin has more tylenol (acetaminophen) (750mg) than either variety of Percocet (325 or 650mg). As chronic pain pateints should avoid exceeding 2gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) per daqy, it is best to chose medication with as little tylenol (acetaminophen) as possible.

Answered 1/26/2016

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