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A 23-year-old member asked:

Is percocet the same thing as oxycodone?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Allen
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not quite: One of the active ingredients in Percocet is oxycodone, but Percocet is the specific brand-name of a medication that combines oxycodone with Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol).
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management 33 years experience
No: Although the opioid component is the same (oxycodone), Percocet includes Acetaminophen (tylenol) which in fact sets the limits of the maximal dose allowed.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Percocet: Percocet is Tylenol (acetaminophen) plus Oxycodone.
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Yes pretty much: Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and tylenol. Oxycodone is just....oxycodone
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Last updated Dec 19, 2016
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