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Vicoprofen Vs Vicodin
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"? ...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
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
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Yes: Novoprofen is plain ibuprofen, same thing that is in Motrin and many other brands. Depends on what you mean by "stronger" to some extent. If you had inflammation, like a sprained ankle, Ibuprofen is likely to reduce that inflammation over time far more than tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone. However, the oxycodone will have more effects on immediately reducing pain than Ibuprofen does. Also has more risks. ...Read more
Other than the tylenol (acetaminophen) vs ibuprofen, wnat is the difference between norco and vicoprofen?
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
The same: In the same dose, they are essentially the same. The liquid may be absorbed a little faster but both work equally in equal doses. ...Read more
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