Oxycodone vs hydrocodone stronger

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Some of you may have seen the recent news surrounding hydrocodone, but I wanted to share it here for those of you who haven't as it’s an important issue that could potentially affect millions of people. To give you a brief overview, an advisory panel to the FDA has recommended tighter restrictions on hydrocodone-containing drugs, which would essentially classify them among the most dangerous prescription medications available to patients.
If you would have read my post instead of thinking you know everything you would have understood my point. But I guess 10mg of hydrocodone is as strong as 10mg of oxycodone. Maybe need to do some reaserch yourself.
Therefore, 5 mg of oxycodone is about 16 mg of hydrocodone so oxycodone is about 3 times stronger than hydrocodone. However, geminigirl is right in that everyone is different. I have read that some say hydrocodone works better for their pain than percocet and viceversa. For me, percocet works a lot better for my pain. Hydrocodone does not come without acetaminophen...yet. There is a drug in development called, Zohydro that would be a long-acting form of hydrocodone without acetaminophen.
This is an interesting question,,,oxycodone is stronger than hydrocodone but I think it all breaks down to the same chemical after its been metabolized,,therefore you will experience withdrawal from either one. Im not exactly sure of this something I heard,,,I am too interested in knowing more.
percocets are stronger than hydros....Even the 5/325 percocets, are a bit stronger than the hydro 10/325...Not much, but enough!!!
Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
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 know my body's reaction to the T3, so I am a little nervous to try this new one....oxycodone. Is it stronger, not as strong, the same??? I would really appreciate any help! Thanks!!
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.
Norco contains tylenol and hydrocodone (another form of vicodin but with less tylenol. Percocet con tains oxycodone. You didn't state the milligrams of either drug. But you can easily (even under a Dr.s supervisision) develop a physical addiction to either...I currently have a Rx for 5 mg norco, was being prescribed 10mg but they were making me too tired and NO i wasn't abusing them. personally, I think Percocet is a stronger, higher class narcotic.
What's most effective for me may not be for you and vise versa. Some ppl swear that oxycodone is more effective then hydrocodone... that isn't true for me and my chronic pain. However if I have surgical pain then it is true. So not only do you have to take into account a person's individual reaction you must also consider the site or source of pain. I hope this was helpful. It may be more information then you were seeking.
Percocet (oxycodone) is stronger than Vicodin (hydrocodone). Percocet is typical prescribed in 5mg doses. Hydrocodone is also typically prescribed in 5mg doses. At these levels percocet is definitly the stronger drug. Norco a brand of hydrocodone that comes in 10mg pills, and is there for equivalent to 2 normal hydro pills. People get confused and think it is stronger because they are taking two pills in one.
As a person with no legitimate pain that is addicted to hydrocodone and oxycodone, I feel the deepest sympathy for people who are suffering with addiction and have pain. Is there anything else you could take for pain that is less addictive? Or see a pain specialist and be honest with them about being hydro-dependent? I wish you the best of luck sweetie!
eventually the hydros wont do it anymore and then you move on to the stronger stuff. the more often you replace with the oxycodone the faster you speed your tolerance up.... get off them now because it will NEVER be easier to kick this than right now.
When I was pregnant with my son, I was gven 5mg lortabs in my 2nd trimestor only, and was instructed to take them only when the pain was to the point that I couldn't handle it anymore, and to not take them consistantly (to avoid addiction) She was even sketchy about giving me those. Oxycodone is a lot stronger than a lortab. You can also google oxycodone and pregnancy to find more information. Please do not take any of those untill you speak with your doctor.
Oxycodone is sposedly a bit stronger than hydrocodone. I found the same thing tho...I got more of a jump start from hydros.
basically hydrocodone is close to 1/2 the strength of the oxycodone so use that as a guide when tapering. LOL sounds like you hae access to a lot of stuff. Sorry just hit me as funny.
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.
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 was always able to talk doctors into giving me more and more and stronger and stronger pain pills......Trust me thats not the way to go.. I dont think that there is a right way to use strong narcotics... I am now on Subutex and let me tell you...atleast you dont have to count pills and you cannot abuse and they last 24 hours. Subutex when used for cronic pain is a big step but maybe look into it and see what you think.
I have no desire to take anything stronger (Oxycodone etc.,) but that's beside the point. I need to get off of these pills and back into recovery. Addiction is so irrational and I always considered myself a rational person with regard to other matters. This thing just throws me for a loop. I have absolutely no control over it once it takes over. I keep getting prescriptions and running out and getting more prescriptions. Sometimes I am amazed at how easily I can get the prescriptions.
Also, if your body does better with hydrocodone (like in Norco), there's a new long-acting formulation that is based on this drug - Zohydro. You should also know -- I'm a Broncos fan and we do not like the bad-boy Raiders. Better step softly here!
Oxycodone is more powerful than Hydrocodone. Oxycontin is a sustained release form of Oxycodone and takes a long time to clear out of your body, thus probably a lot more uncomfortable to discontinue extended periods of use. Methadone and Suboxone are both opioids used to withdraw from euphoria inducing opiates. Methadone is often a life long solution to addiction, and carries the addiction stigma in requiring daily clinic visits for dosing.
There is also Opana ER (the long acting form) that is prescribed either with oxycodone or hydrocodone for breakthrough pain. I was on that for about 6 months, and had no trouble coming off that and onto hydrocodone. Good luck to you. I'm still struggling with pain, and had to change my career focus, and drop my hours down to virtually nothing. To be honest, that's what helped more than anything. I hope something helps you. Codeine is a poor choice for chronic pain management.
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