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Ultracet Vs Percocet
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"? ...Read more
Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more
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
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Which of these is most effetive> Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta (tapentadol)?
An impossible ?: All opioid drugs, when given in equivalent doses, are equally effective in most people. Some may be more effective in some people for some kinds of pain, and some may be better tolerated than others in some people. Depends on the kind of pain, the dose given, and the specific biology of the person. Methadone and Nucynta (tapentadol) may be more effective against neuropathy pain than the others in some people. ...Read more
There aren't any: Let me explain - "Cet or cette" at the end of medications means it contains acetaminophen or tylenol. The active opiate in the medication is Oxycodone, and oxycodone comes without tylenol in both brand-name and generic versions, including Roxicet, which comes in 5, 10, 15 and 30 mg strengths. It also comes in sustained release long-acting versions in doses ranging from 10mg - 80 mg. ...Read more
No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Oxycontin= long acting form of oxycodone dosed every 12 hours hydrocodone= only available as a combination medication with most commonly Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Vicodin= hydrocodone/acetominophen combination dosed every 4-6 hours as needed. These are all opioids with similar side effects. Oxycodone is a little stronger than hydrocodone. ...Read more
Narcotics poor here: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) (and Ultram) shares some of the basic functional characteristics of several of the fibromyalgia treatments but remains an "off label" use of the drug narcotics like Norco really have little usefulness in fibro! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer