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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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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 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?

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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