Oxycodone vs hydrocodone 5mg

Common Questions and Answers about Oxycodone vs hydrocodone 5mg


Yes the 5/325 is what Im refering to. 5mg of Hydro Vs 5mg of Perc. I would ultimatley like to quit this ugly habbit completely by cutting down daily but the problem is I dont have the supply currently to do so. The percs would be to get me by until I can begin the tappering process.
I never wanted to get on pain killers but about 4 months ago decided I didnt want to live with the pain and my doctor talked me into taking hydrocodone to ease the pain. It had worked wonders for me and for the first time in my life I felt like I had a new back. I would take two pills in the morning and two in the late afternoon. Not only did the pills take the pain away, but it put me in a great mood and really took the edge off of a stressful day.
I have been taking hydrocodone for about 2 1/2 years at an increasing rate, ending up with the 7.5 strength and about 18-20 per day. I do have severe arthitis pain and am a 51 year old woman. I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage.
I have been on oxycodone 5mg/350mg for over 3 years now for herniated disc problems. I dont feel addicted but I do feel I depend on them. I take 3 or 4, sometimes on 2 a day. I would never go over the amount the doctor gives me, but I am worried and want to get to a point that i dont need them. Can anyone tell me if switching to Tylenol 3 would be a starting point in order to help myself stop? Dont get me wrong sometimes I really have pain but sometimes i dont.
Percs are oxycodone and acetaminophen , not hydrocodone. How many you taking of what popeye? and for how long?
vicodin is hydrocodone, percocet is oxycodone. Basically they are very much the same, although some people prefer one over the other.
so my obgyn put me on Oxycodone 5mg every 4-6 hours. My pain management dr is not experienced in pelvic pain nor pregnancy but I was angry that he had no concern. I have been a good, faithful patient to him and I liked the fact that he could prescribe suboxone b/c I got addicted to hydrocodone. Oxycodone was not a drug that I tolerated well. Hydrocodone was my drug of choice after being on it for so long and then I found myself addicted.
It is spelt Codeine,and it really sucks,get the Hydrocodone or Dihydrocodeine,or the oxycodone or maybe oxymorphone,then again why not morphine?.Codeine makes me SICK.Did you know that even though Codeine is a "Natural" Opioid all of the Medical Supplies are actually made by Methylating Morphine in a Pharmaceutical laboratory(not exactly natural)is it then?. Go the Morphine,kill to get it if you have to,well maybe a few Opium Poppies anyway.
Careful! Learn to break those Pure Oxycodone Tablets in half! Why? Because oxycodone will MESS with your tolerance BIGTIME unless you are super-careful! Okay I'll elaborate. You know how on an aspirin bottle, it says "take 1 to 2 tablets..." etc.? You're NOT going to feel that much big difference between 1 and 2 aspirin. BUT, when you go from ONE percocet to the equivalent of TWO percocet (your 15mg roxicodone), it will HIT YOU HARD.... (i.e.
To answer the original question...In my experience hydrocodone and oxycodone are relatively the same mg per mg. I think people perfer oxycontin sometimes because they are available in 80mg tabs where as hydrocodone is rarely seen above 10mg.
I realise I am addicted to a cough syrup with hydrocodone(5mg per dose). I go through a 240mg bottle in 8-9 days. My problem is I have allergies of dust and mold that make me cough till I am exhausted or sinus drainage from these allegies that cause sinus infections that settle in my chest and it starts all over again. I take it as a maintenance to keep from all my symptoms coming to the uncontrollable cough to the tickle in my throat that drives me nuts.
Hello everyone, I am prescribed 90 40mg oxys and 270 5mg roxicodones a month for neuropathy. IT's been this way for a year. I've just about had enough of these meds as I know they are killing me. I used to drink alot of beer every day but since I've been on the meds I have not drank as much as an ounce of beer. If I quit the meds (I've got all the stuff from Thomas's recipe) I know I'll go back to drinking. I'am torn up on which way to go.
Percocet is the brand name of the generic drug oxycodone and acetaminophen and Vicodin is a brand name of the generic drug Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both oxycodone and Hydrocodone is a narcotic drug and are often used in combination with acetaminophen or APAP, a no steroidal anti inflammatory drug which helps in increasing their potency.
Percocet is actually stronger (although it is 5mg of oxycodone vs. 10mg of hydrocodone with the Lorcet). You are better off simply slowly tapering down off the Lorcet. I've done it several times, from a high of 25 Lorcet a day. If you are at 20 a day, if you have enough Lorcet simply go down by 1 per day (spreading it across your normal dose). For example, if you take 5 four times a day, then the first day of the taper take 4.75 four times; the next day 4.5, and so on.
Since you are on a Fentanyl Patch for round the clock pain relief why doesn't your doctor just put you on 5mg. Oxycodone or 7.5 mg Hydrocodone without any acetaminophen for breakthrough pain? If you are being prescribed the acetaminophen for the anti-inflammatory properties there are other drugs that can be prescribed in addition to the narcotics.
What you could do is ask your doctor for a medication that has hydrocodone but not the acetominaphen(tylenol) that's what could be fatal to your liver and or kidneys, the hydrocodone is not nearly as hard on the liver as tylenol. Your vicodin has 5mg of hydrocodone and 500mg acetaminophen(tylenol) you might try norco(10mg hydrocodone/2-300mg tylenol) or just ask the dr. for a medication without the tylenol b/c most opiate medications have a lot of tylenol in them. I also like vicoprofen(7.5mg.
Hey...would love to hear from some of you who have been on suboxone maintenance & your thoughts & feelings about it. I am currently on it for a oxycodone addiction. It is really helping me, but I sometimes feel as though I am replacing one drug for another, although I feel I can function in the world without constantly thinking about pills, swallowing them, worrying when I'm going to run out & how to get my next stash. What are some of your experiences good or bad on suboxone?
My question is about Fibro medications and wanting to hear from others' experiences during pregnancy w/fibromyalgia (or chronic pain issues). I also NEED encouragement how to taper off of valium (I am down to from 20 mg to 10 mg a day for anxiety & muscle pain, but feel stuck here) I am probably about 3weeks along and happy about it!!
You have the idea with the analogy of 1 oxy being replaced by 5 vicodin. Hydrocodone is simply a weaker formulary than the oxycodone. Oxycontin pertains to the method of time release dosing of oxycodone. Codeine would be weaker yet even. But the absolutely worst withdrawal is the one that you are currently going through.
We had/have Percocet(by DuPont) Endocet Oxycocet(by Technilab) The last two were the only ones my insurance would pay the full amount for, as they require a generic be used. ....
same principle and interchangeable.. 60 mg oxycodone/long acting, 15 oxycodone/short acting oxycodone/ and 60 mg of hydro daily...add it up it is135 mg of narcotics per day....oxy is a bit stronger than hydro but not a whole awful lot...not a terribly high dose from what i have seen here but substantial to say the least.....DO-ABLE>>>>DO-ABLE....have done this amount of narcotics in one day but never on a regular basis..80-100 was my norm...
Hi looking at your post you stated you have oxycodone 5mg tabs. 5mg of oxy is equal to about 7.5mg of hydro. If they are regular perc 5s or straight up oxycodone 5s they are NOT slow 12 hour release. They are IR just like Vics. They are only slow release if they are Oxycontin. Also oxy does not have more opiates It is just different and about 1.5 times stronger than Hydro. Hope this helps you with the math for your taper. Good luck.
Anyway i didn't ask the pharmacy about it, because i didn't notice that they were blue and have a (5) on them. I assume that means 5mg of oxycodone but im not totaly sure and is there such thing as sustained release percocet if so im going to take those back.
I dont take them as they are supposed to (they have a time release coating which i remove) and compared to percocets and vicodin which are usually 5mg (hydrocodone) they are much stronger. So i end up doing much more opiate wise when i do the oxy's. For instance a 40mg oxycontin tablet would equal about 8 percs or vics. When i have the percs or vics I never do that many in a day. I usually will do about 3 or 4.
In other words, what would be considered the Final step? Methadone, High doses of Hydrocodone, Oxycodone? Fentanyl patch? ANyhow, that's all I have for now.... So have a great day, people!
I could no longer afford the ms contin so he changed it to oxycodone 30mg 3-4 times a day. Now this has been an ok sub but it I have taken more because it does not last as long. I struggle with two issues, one I don't like feeling like I'm on a drug and with this I do and the other evil is it helps me w/my energy and social issues. I know it's a reverse effect but it's been a good one.
I have just started taking 10mg oxycontin I am prescribed one every twelve hrs and 5mg perc for breakthrough ever 6 hrs as needed I was wondering if anyone could give me a good schedule to be on to be completely pain free anyone with experiance please help I have Avascualr necrosis in my hips and replacement is a ways off
I have never heard of darkening around the eyes being caused by hydrocodone and Tylenol (Vicodin) but I know that taking a narcotic can disturb your normal sleep stages which may make you look tired and have the dark circles and red eyes. To be on the safe side, have another person look at your eyes closely and also check under your tongue.
MedHelp Health Answers