Oxycodone vs hydrocodone vs codeine

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Hydrocodone (schedule III, in bulk formulations only containing hydrocodone its schedule II) is a opioid that is a mild potency opioid, in between codeine and oxycodone. Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
It all depends on your past with drugs,how strong you are,how good you are with handling pain,and how much a fusion it is,my Dads was L1 to L7 i believe and he used to be an alcohol,do cocaine,and smokes weed alot so he already had an addictive personality so he started misusing the pain pills and now runs out of a 15 day supply of Norco 10/325s in 6 days,the quickest I ever went through a 15 day supply which was 120 tablets was 14 days,so 1 day early.
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.
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.
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.
I've had migraines since I was a teenager that within the past four to five years have become chronic. Within those last few years my doctors have been prescribing hydrocodone to fioricet with codeine (not at the same time). I am -very- aware of how addicted I get to both of these but am absolutely terrified of getting off the pain killers because of the pain I have everyday. I have been taking either at about 4-6 a day.
Hello doc, I could not find in suboxonetalkzone about micrograms. My doctor told me if I was down to two mg I did not need to be on it anymore. So I went w/o it for 4 days then took 1mg and 2 days later 1 mg. Can I continue doing it this way or will it prolong the process. Or do you think I should just go back on Norco and taper down?
They gave me Antibiotics, an in-haler, and OXYCODONE, till I could get back with my Doctor. Crap!, I didn't even want the Oxycodone, just the cough syrup. I've had Hydrocodone pills from Dentist visits lying around for years that I never took, till I found out that it was the hydrocodone and no other substance, that was suppressing the urge to cough.
HOWEVER Trust ME-I went from 6-8/day to a number I'm too ashamed to admit to anyone but myself and God (and I'm talking NORCO not Vike which has 10 MG of codeine vs 5). Like you, I thought I was in control...you wrote that your situation isn't as bad or serious as the people on this board. Do you think we started off taking 30 a day??? I've done horrible things to GET the pills. If you think it's hard now, wait until a month from now.
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.
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.
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. I am recovering and attend AA meeting regularly, sponsor and step work. Thank God for my obgyn dr.
This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
I take hydrocodone and have my entire pregnancy. Codeine or vicodein are the safest narcotics to use in pregnancy as opiate use in pregnancy has been widely studied. There are risks and the best bet is to speak with your OB and discuss the risks vs benefits of the medication during pregnancy. Some women find that their migraines disappear in pregnancy and never return.
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.
In simple terms morphine is like the strongest form of codeine and oxycodone (in that order b/c codeine is an extremely weak opiate) oxycodone is a quite strong opiate but these 3 are all in the "morphine family" derivatives of morphine. Here's the thing, with a lot of opiate addicts, if they are or were hooked on something in one "opiate family" they will be much more likely to get "hooked" on something in that same family again.
Tylenol 3 w/Codeine then Vicodin then Percocet from low to high on the strength scale. The morphine has been great for me, but I've developed a tolerance to the 60mg pills so I'm being moved to something else. In the beginning I had trouble sleeping, mostly because my thoughts were racing. After a month or so it became normal, and that "rush" went away and it managed the pain quietly in the background. Let me know how you do!
a great thing about suboxone is that it is used as a treatment aid for opiate addicts, it last for a two days, the average half-life is 37hrs, which is hella long, and it gets rid of any physical wd's from any other opaite and also haults the cravings for hydroc or wahtever opiate...
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.
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.
The cure is worse than the original problem. Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is a opioid (narcotic) derived from codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Methadone treats moderate to severe pain and is also used together with medical supervision and counseling to treat narcotic drug addiction or to help control withdrawal symptoms in patients being treated for narcotic drug addiction.
10mg Oxycodone (8.5+) Heroin(3,6-Diacetylmorphine) (9+) Morphine (7) Hydrocodone (7.5+) Hydromorphone (10) Codeine (0+) NOTE 1.these studies are not demonstrative of Analgesic effects ONLY Euphoria and subsequent propensity to re-administer in the particular individuals selected in the actual doses used. NOTE 2.the rating between oral and IV are relative(globally).
tramadol is a unique opioid in that it is not a full on agonist like morphine, hydrocodone,oxycodone,heroin, etc), but has very unique characteristics. it has the potency of a medium dose of codeine(a very mild opiate), but can help people in pain that would normally need a strong opiate, so it definitely is unique and with suboxone it is also unique. as i said iw as on suboxone treatment for 8 months and on 32 mgs a day.
I am trying to wean off of hydrocodone but have run out. I did get access to oxycodone 5mg, and I have to use those to continue to wean instead of the hydro. I know this sounds like an out-of-the-frying-pan and into-the-fire kind of approach, but I have tried and cannot do cold-turkey with my responsibilities to my family and my secret not getting out. I have no support. This is entirely up to me. I know we can't post dosages to wean, but what are your thoughts on this plan?
They do not show up as hydrocodone,oxycodone, codeine, morphine,or heroin. A clinic has no way of knowing if your on heroin or vicodin. All morphine based opiates that are listed above show up as opiates. The only ones that show up otherwise are synthetics like propoxyphene and methadone. Think about it. Best Wishes,Happy Holidays! Dan...
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!
Starts with poppy-based raw material (codeine, morphine, thebaine) and chemically alter these in the lab to come up with hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, desomorphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin), etc. Opioid, fully synthetic: Fentanyl, pethidine, methadone, tramadol, dextropropoxyphene, buprenorphine (suboxone), etc. Created in lab with no need for raw material derived from the poppy. Many derived from petroleum.
There are many different pills containing hydrocodone, Lorcet is simply 10mg vs. 5mg with Vicodin. All drugs containing hydrocodone are very addicting.
/The other important issue here is the fact that there is nothing wrong with using Ultram or opiates (codeine, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) if you have a chronic pain problem and are not abusing your medications by taking more than is prescribed, getting it from more than one doctor, etc. Chronic pain patients sometimes do become physically addicted to their medicines. This will happen even if you take the prescribed amount for a long enough time on a daily basis.
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