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Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Is naloxone pentazocine same as hydrocodone?

Is naloxone pentazocine same as hydrocodone?

No: This combination also known as talwin (pentazocine) nx is seldom used as it is relatively more habit-forming than other opioids. Short term use is probably ok but there are better alternatives. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone vs oxycodone. Which is stronge rone?

Hydrocodone vs oxycodone. Which is stronge rone?

Narcotics: Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are opioids. Oxycodone is considerably stronger than hydrocodone. ...Read more

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What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Thanks for asking!: Depends on dose and mode of administration. Iv administered narcotics are most potent. As for dosage, fentanyl is the most potent of the listed medication. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone acetaminophen stronger than novoprofen?

Is oxycodone acetaminophen stronger than novoprofen?

Yes: Novoprofen is plain ibuprofen, same thing that is in Motrin and many other brands. Depends on what you mean by "stronger" to some extent. If you had inflammation, like a sprained ankle, Ibuprofen is likely to reduce that inflammation over time far more than tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone. However, the oxycodone will have more effects on immediately reducing pain than Ibuprofen does. Also has more risks. ...Read more

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What is stronger oxycodone, lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodin?

What is stronger  oxycodone, lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodin?

DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more

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Is expired hydrocodone apap syrup safe?

Expired meds: Expired meds, including hydrocodone, still have potency, but perhaps not as much as the fresh medication. There is no danger in taking them, with rare exceptions. ...Read more

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Lorazepam 1 mg vs norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 - which is stronger?

Lorazepam 1 mg vs norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 - which is stronger?

Neither: These drugs have different indications and modes of action. Lorazepam is an anti anxiety agent while narco is for pain. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene napsylate?

What is propoxyphene napsylate?

Darvocet: Propoxyphene is a very weak opioid with many side effects, including seizures, that is now off the market. It is a poor analgesic and i would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Is percocet 7.75/325 comparable to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325?

Similar : Percocet is oxycodone, while Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is hydrocodone. They are both pain medications for moderate to severe pain. In terms of potency the 2 preparations are about equal. However some patients may do better with one of the preparations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Which is stronger?: Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger". "Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you. ...Read more

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Is subutex stronger than oxycodone?

Not exactly: When it comes to opioids or narcotics it is the dose that determines strength when comparing medications. However, oxycodone is a direct agonist or stimulator of the receptor for opioids so it can be more potent but suboxone tends to bind to the receptor with an affinity that is quite strong. ...Read more

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