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Whats are differences between hydrocodone and oxycodone?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Similar opiates

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opiod derived from two of the naturally occuring opiates, Codeine and thebaine.
Oxycodone is an opioid medication synthesized from thebaine. It does not contain codeine.

In brief: Similar opiates

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opiod derived from two of the naturally occuring opiates, Codeine and thebaine.
Oxycodone is an opioid medication synthesized from thebaine. It does not contain codeine.
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