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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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Could hydrocodone show up as oxycodone?

Could hydrocodone show up as oxycodone?

No: They show up separately on initial tests as well. It may be possible for an initial to confuse them but this almost never happens. Gcms will be definitive. ...Read more

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Could you mix hydrocodone and oxycodone?

Could you mix hydrocodone and oxycodone?

Dangerous practice: Opiate medications mixed together increase the risk of opiate overdose, which may be fatal. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone vs oxycodone, which is better?

Hydrocodone vs oxycodone, which is better?

Everyone's different: They both are very strong and effective pain killers. Oxycodone is a little stronger, but hydrocodone should be strong enough to cover most pain. Some people respond better to hydrocodone and some to oxycodone. It just depends on how much pain relief you experience. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How are hydrocodone and oxycodone different?

Different Molecules: They are different molecules totally. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger. ...Read more

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Can hydrocodone matabolize into oxycodone ?

Hydrocodon: Both are semi-synthetic opioids. Oxycodon is 4 times stronger due to its metabolits and to hydroxilation at carbon 14. This is why it can stop the breathing even after a long time from administration. The two has similar metabolic pathway in the liver at the p450 cytochrome (hence interraction with many medicines). They cannot metabolize in each other, and can be detected independently by tests. ...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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Can you tell me is hydrocodone as bad as oxycodone?

Simmilar : They are both narcotics and share the same set of risks and benefits as well as potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hydrocodone similar to oxycodone?

Similar and differen: They are both semi-synthetic forms of codeine, but have slightly different properties. Oxycodone is more potent, with 5 mg of oxycodone equalling 7.5 mg of hydrocodone. Oxycodone is also better absorbed, and gets into the brain faster, so it works more quickly. It also may produce less histamine release, so that the itching/flushing from Codeine and hydrocodone isn't as prominent in most people. ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used ...Read more


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Roxicodone (Definition)

Roxicodone is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more