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Is There A Difference Between Vicodin And Percocet
Yes : They are different meds. Both meds are considered opioids and work on the mu receptor in different ways. Codeine gets broken down to morphine in your body to work and hydrocodone does not need to be broken down to work but it has metabolites (broken down products) that cause pain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: Oxy and hydro are equivalent when taken by mouth on a milligram for milligram basis mouth. There may be individual variation in response. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
1 is off US shelves: Darvocet is no longer available in the us. ...Read more
Yes, very different: Barbiturates are sedatives with a low "therapeutic index", meaning that a toxic dose isn't much higher than an effective dose. Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers (some sedating, some not) with a higher therapeutic index, i.e., safer. Chemically they are completely different. However, both can be addictive, with tolerance developing with repeated doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediate vs Extend: Oxycodone immediate release (roxicodone (oxycodone) and oxyceta) is short acting and used for breakthrough pain. Oxycodone controlled release (oxycontin) is longer acting and it works over many hours. The exact dosage of this controlled substance needs to be determined by the prescriber. ...Read more
Possibly: In general, any opioid can be as effective as another if carefully titrated to an effective dose. That stated, different opioids bind mu, kappa, and delta receptors differently and each patient's genetics, liver function, and kidney function can affect how they work. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No big difference: They both contain oxycodone and acetaminophen as active ingredients. Sometimes fillers etc. make a difference in effect. Pain meds are potent conditioners and often patients will highly prefer one brand over the next as a result. When it comes to taking pain pills I never recommend trying to figure it out or be in one's own head. Talk with your prescriber for this help. ...Read more
Brand names: Same ingredients, different brand names.Get a more detailed answer ›
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