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Please help! what is the difference between hydrocodone and oxycotin/oxycodone other than being more powerful?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Not much

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are very similar, which hydrocodone being 25-33% less potent (so oxycodone 5 mg is equivalent to about 7.
5 mg of hydrocodone). Both have the same pharmacological reaction, both can cause the same problems and dependency, but hydrocodone tends to have more side effects from histamine release- itching, flushing, nausea, diarrhea- than oxycodone.

In brief: Not much

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are very similar, which hydrocodone being 25-33% less potent (so oxycodone 5 mg is equivalent to about 7.
5 mg of hydrocodone). Both have the same pharmacological reaction, both can cause the same problems and dependency, but hydrocodone tends to have more side effects from histamine release- itching, flushing, nausea, diarrhea- than oxycodone.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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