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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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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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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

Dr. Robert Kent
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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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