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Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?

Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?

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

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Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Is there a difference between kadian (morphine) and vicodin?

Kadian (morphine) Vicodin: Yes-kadian is a once or q12hrs -long acting morphine. Vicodin is a short acting hydrocodone with acetaminophen. Both are used very differently. The former is for long term use and the latter for short duration use. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a codeine and morphine addiction?

Is there a difference between a codeine and morphine addiction?

A little: Codeine tolerance rarely gets as high as other opioids. Otherwise, no difference. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hydrocodone an codeine?

Is there a difference between hydrocodone an codeine?

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 more

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How much difference is there between oxycodone and hydrocodone?

How much difference is there  between oxycodone and hydrocodone?

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

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What is the difference between percocet and vicodin for pain?

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

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What is the difference between hydrocodone and tramadol?

What is the difference between hydrocodone and tramadol?

Tramadol/Codeine: Hydrocodone is a semi synthetic opioid from Codeine, classified as Schedule 2 narcotic. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic classified as Schedule 4 narcotic. Both are used for pain, but Hydrocodone is also used for cough suppression. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between barbiturates and benzodiazepines?

Is there a difference between barbiturates and benzodiazepines?

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 more

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What is the difference between oxycontin and oxycodone?

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

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Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

Is there a difference in effectiveness between oxycontin and dilaudid for chronic pain?

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 more

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What is the difference between ratio-oxycocet and percocet?

What is the difference between ratio-oxycocet and percocet?

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

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What is the difference between hydrocodone and hydrocodine?

What is the difference between hydrocodone and hydrocodine?

Hydrocodone: Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid. Hydrocodeine contains Dihydrocodeine phosphate & can be found in Japan. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?

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

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What are the differences between vicodin and percocet?

Vicodin v percocet: They are different molecules. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger. ...Read more

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What is the difference between percocet and vicodin for pain?

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

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What are the differences between 5/500 vicodin and 5/500 percocet?

Percocet is stronger: Both have 500 mg of acetaminophen which is generally frowned upon, now because to much can damage the liver.Vicodin & Percocet both now generally have 325 mg of acetominophen.Vicodin has 5 mg of hydrocodone; Percocet has 5 mg of oxycodone which is considered a stronger opioid pain reliever.Misused, both can cause damage and addiction. ...Read more

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Can you take vicodin and percocet in the same day?

Unsafe: Vicodin and Percocet are both narcotics. They can make you very sleepy when taken together as well as depress respiratory drive. In addition, both medicines have Tylenol (acetaminophen) in them. Taking too much Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver damage. Only take one of these medications as prescribed at one time. ...Read more

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Can Percocet and Vicodin be taken in the same day if spaced apart?

One or the other?: I suppose I would ask why would one want to take both in one day? Either one or the other should suffice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a better alternative to vicodin and percocet?

What do you mean: By better is my question? And better for what? There are many ways to treat pain, depending on what kind of pain, how long it has lasted, your health issues and many other factors. For acute self-limited pain (ankle sprain etc.) hydrocodone (vicodin) or oxycodone (percocet) are good drugs, but so are tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. For long term pain other things should be tried first or in addition. ...Read more

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Can I take a percocet after I took a vicodin and flexerall 5 hours ago for pain? Thanks in advance.

Can I take a percocet after I took a vicodin and flexerall 5 hours ago for pain? Thanks in advance.

Narcotic nausea: Percocet (Oxycodone) is a stronger medicine than Vicodin (hydrocodone). Both last only 4 hours when using the short acting form of the medication. While you can take Percocet 5 hours after Vicodin, you may find more relief using a longer acting form of pain medication, rather than using 2 short acting medications. Your doctor can help you determine which mediations are most appropriate. ...Read more

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I've had no problems with vicodin, so would i be allergic to percocet?

Allergy: If you have had no true allergic reactions to vicodin, it is not likely that you will be allergic to percocet. The opioid in vicodin is hydrocodone and the opioid in Percocet is oxycodone. These drugs are very closely related so a true allergy to one likely means an allergy to the other. It is important to differentiate true allergy from G.I. Upset. ...Read more

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I've been on 6 weeks of vicodin/percocet - what withdrawal time should I expect?

Depends: It depends upon the frequency, strength of the medications.......Mostly hyperalgesia for few days....But not much. Vocidin is not a strong narcotic but Percocet can cause withdrawl but again total dosage during 6 weeks is the important factor to decide whether you can have withdrawl or not. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vicoden, oxycodone , and percocet?

What's the difference between vicoden, oxycodone , and percocet?

Key ingredients: 1st things first. Brand names like Percocet & vicodin are used to describe various generic medications. Percocet is a brand of oxycodone + Acetaminophen while vicodin is a brand of hydrocodone + acetaminophen. Oxycodone is currently a schedule ii narcotic while hydrocodone is schedule iii (less restrictive) but efforts are being made to increase restrictions (make it schedule ii). All pain killers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Percocet during the day, and Vicodin at night? Or should I stick to just one of them?

Safe to use them: It is best to follow the DR's advice that gave you the script for the meds. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was going to die on the spot. Is there any alternative out there to vicodin and percocet?

Dont understand ?: Are you saying that if you knew you were about to die, you would want to make sure you left this world while you were high? Or if you were suffering from a painful terminal condition, what could be used to treat the pain? If the former, i think you need to focus on living rather than dying, and if you are suffering from depression, get some help. If the latter, there are many alternatives. ...Read more

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Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best. ...Read more

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Could vicodin and percocet cause psychosis?

Highly unlikely: Opioid drugs rarely produce any kinds of symptoms like that, unless the individual is strongly predisposed - a young person with early onset schizophrenia, for example. This reaction is more commonly caused by marijuana or hallucinogenic drugs than by opioids. The use of an opioid antagonist like Narcan (naloxone) in a fully dependent person on vicodin/percocet can precipitate a psychotic delirious state. ...Read more

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Is percocet or vicodin better for bad pelvic pain?

Is percocet or vicodin better for bad pelvic pain?

Depends: Both of these drugs are potent narcotic analgesics and how one reacts depends on frequency of exposure and tolerance. The myth that one is more addictive than the other is a myth - both have habit forming potential. ...Read more

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My husband is starting his withdrawl from his vicodin/percocet addiction. Any tips?

My husband is starting his withdrawl from his vicodin/percocet addiction. Any tips?

Withdrawls: First I want you to know, Opioid withdrawal is not life threatening. Option 1, " Subboxan " .One has to be in some withdrawals before you get it. Option 2. Old treatment. Catapress, a blood pressure medication is most helpful. Some aid to sleep like Trazadone, , Seroquel (quetiapine). Some times Phenobarb in decreasing doses is also used. See your MD. Don't try anything on your own ...Read more

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