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Is it possible to switch from hydrocodone to oxycodone and be in more, rather than less, pain?
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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes
Switching opiates is a bit tricky in terms doses.
Also, more opiates can cause a reverse effect with a fancy title - opite induced hyperalgesia. That is to say a nervous system change from the opiate resulting in more pain. Talk to a pain medicine specialist.

In brief: Yes
Switching opiates is a bit tricky in terms doses.
Also, more opiates can cause a reverse effect with a fancy title - opite induced hyperalgesia. That is to say a nervous system change from the opiate resulting in more pain. Talk to a pain medicine specialist.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Depends on the dose
Oxycodone and hydrocodone are synthetic opioids and belong in the same family as morphine.
Oxycodone is about 1.5-2 times more powerful than hydrocodone on a 1:1 basis. However, if the dose conversion is not done properly then patient might experience more pain.

In brief: Depends on the dose
Oxycodone and hydrocodone are synthetic opioids and belong in the same family as morphine.
Oxycodone is about 1.5-2 times more powerful than hydrocodone on a 1:1 basis. However, if the dose conversion is not done properly then patient might experience more pain.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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