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Is there a difference between vicodin and percocet?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sandra Weitz
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Percocet is oxycodone with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin is hydrocodone with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Both are narcotics and relieve pain but are different chemicals.

In brief: Yes
Percocet is oxycodone with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin is hydrocodone with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Both are narcotics and relieve pain but are different chemicals.
Dr. Sandra Weitz
Dr. Sandra Weitz
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage
In addition tto the hydrocodone/oxycodone distinction already discussed, vicodin has more tylenol (acetaminophen) (750mg) than either variety of Percocet (325 or 650mg).
As chronic pain pateints should avoid exceeding 2gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) per daqy, it is best to chose medication with as little tylenol (acetaminophen) as possible.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage
In addition tto the hydrocodone/oxycodone distinction already discussed, vicodin has more tylenol (acetaminophen) (750mg) than either variety of Percocet (325 or 650mg).
As chronic pain pateints should avoid exceeding 2gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) per daqy, it is best to chose medication with as little tylenol (acetaminophen) as possible.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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Dr. Gregg Diamond
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen(telenol) and is a potent pain reliever and a schedule 3 drug.
Percocet is a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen(tylenol), is generally a stronger analgesic and in most states is a schedule 2 drug and requires additional safety measures to be prescribed.

In brief: Yes
Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen(telenol) and is a potent pain reliever and a schedule 3 drug.
Percocet is a mixture of oxycodone and acetaminophen(tylenol), is generally a stronger analgesic and in most states is a schedule 2 drug and requires additional safety measures to be prescribed.
Dr. Gregg Diamond
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Drug schedules are federal, not state
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Percocet is a class 2 narcotic made from oxycodone and acetaminophen. Both are derivative of opiates. They both work by blocking pain receptors in the central nervous system.

In brief: Yes
Percocet is a class 2 narcotic made from oxycodone and acetaminophen. Both are derivative of opiates. They both work by blocking pain receptors in the central nervous system.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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