Percocet vs vicodin oxycodone

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Carol~ No,you wouldn't have had any kind of withdrawal going to Percocet from Vicodin. Whatever occured was unrelated. Percocet is stronger than Vicodin. Try not to over think this. It will be what it is...it won't be the worst thing you'll go through. Just not pleasant. It's truly like having the flu...
I am trying to take only 10 percocet a day and survive. WHat does 10 percocet equate to in terms of ES vicodin? I am having some pretty nasty nausea at night and heart palpitations and nausea dizzyness. I have cut down overnight from 14 to 15 pills daily to 10 pills daily and it is causing me some of the nastiest withdrawal I have ever had yet from it. I think I tried to taper off to quick, but in the past I have never had to taper like this.
I was prescribed Percocet and I received the generic brand Oxycodone W/APAP 5/325 Two weeks later i had a kidney stone and was prescribed Percocet again. This time the generic name was Endocet 7.5/500 Why was it Oxycodone one time and Endocet the next time.
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.
Can someone please tell me the difference between oxycodone, ie percocet and hydrocodone, ie loratab? Is one "better" for you....or "safer" to use? What about addictive....is one less addictive than the other? Thanks a ton for all the support....I have decided to taper and at 20 mg a week should be done in 3 weeks.....wish me luck!!
Percs are oxycodone, Lorcet is hydrocodone. The percocet is actually more potent. They are both morphine derivitives and you will still have to detox if you substitute one for the other.
vicodin is hydrocodone, percocet is oxycodone. Basically they are very much the same, although some people prefer one over the other.
I was not a heavy abuser, but I have taken Vicodin-Percocet-Tylenol 3 throughout the pregnancy for migraines and ovarian cysts. It was helpful to read your concerns, I took the medicine sometimes when I wasn't in any pain, I just took it (like you) to feel more comfortable around people. I felt that daily life was easier to deal with on a pill, but the sad fact is that everything comes back time times worse when the pills where off.
Well, percocets is oxycodone and vicodin is hydrocodone....I am pretty sure percs are stronger than the vics. They are both made with tylenol as well and also come with different brand names but are the same generic ingredients.... hope that helps some.
Hi I would say you should start to feel better at about 3 days. I am now on my fourth day with a 240 mg oxycodone habbit and felt a bit better after 3 days. Take Imodium it will take the edge off of the wds and help your stomach. I took 2 every six hours. Hope this helps stay focused and in a few days it will be well worth it.
Answer: 10 years Question: Was it percocet? Answer: Originally vicodin and then tylenol/codeine Question: Did you just wake up one day and say, ''THAT'S IT!?" Answer: Yes, in the middle of my taper I just stopped taking pills. Question: Do you know if there is some type of out patient program that works maybe faster? Answer: I think this varies by your area. My HMO wouldn't take me. I think this Forum is better than any program I could have attended.
What is the exact difference between hydrocodone/Vicodin/ loratab and oxycodone/ Percocet? I know Percocet is supposed to be lil stronger but what is the real difference? Does one work better on other pains? What's the difference btw hydro and oxy? Thanks!!
~For me the vicodin withdrawal was a lot worse than oxycodone (percocet). Ive heard others say the opposite. But I seem to be having late withdrawal symptoms this go around.
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.
In general people who are prescribed painkillers are given oxys if the vicodin or percocet doesnt kill the pain without taking a large amount of them.
/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.
Hey everyone, I'm a 19 year old pharmacy student and recently i've gotten into a bunch of older prescriptions for various forms of pain killers. (Roxicet, Percocet, Oxycodone w/apap) all the same stuff at 5mg/325. I haven't taken much less than 50 pills, but lately I've been feeling the addiction. I started out feelin good with 3 pills at night, just to help me sleep. However I've upped it all the way up to 7 a night and I have no idea what this is doing to my body.
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.
This week I am on about 560 mg of Vicodin, and having troubl;e sleeping.,. but doesn't it have to be done sooner or later? I am kinda of confused about how fast I should go??? Except for the sleep, the worst physical symptoms are over. Constipated, diarrea, some anxiety..but the sleep lack is horrible to me. I guess my question is....is it ok to use 1.25mg of Ativan while I get off the Vicodin and the Soma asap???? My first time on this board....
I've been taking about 6 Vicodin a day for over & year & now I'm out. What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
I've always believed Percocet is stronger than Vicodin, Oxycodone versus Hydrocodone respectively. It's usually: 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.
oxycontin is the brand name, oxycodone is the generic...percocet is oxycodone WITH acetaminophen...oxycontin is oxycodone WITHOUT acetaminophen...oxycontin comes in extended release and immediate release...I've been an RN for 13 years and I take oxycodone on a daily basis for crohn's disease...
Shelly if you look under the posting vicodin/percocet withdrawl you will see some postings from Brian to BOB and Bob to Brian. Brian answered this question for me. Im sure you will find what you need to know there. This is what the doctor will be using on me next week to help me get clean. I understand it is only for three days but I feel Im going to make it with this great head start.
I was married to his father, and it turned out he was using me for his green card. When I had my son, the performed a C-section. I was given Percocet for this procedure. Long story short, when I took these percs, the pain was GONE and I didn't dwell on my son's father day and night. After my prescription ran out (it lasted about 2 days), and the dr wouldn't refill, I stopped taking them. Then 7 weeks later, when I got a job, someone was selling them at the job.
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.
20ish or so, I went and got my morning pill from Claire per usual (just to have it, BUT I ended up taking it too)… The pain diminished immensely of course. Again, whom am I kidding – I also have been taking a 7.5 vicodin in between my allotted percocet pill times since Day 1 of this ‘weaning process’ BUT I haven’t told anyone that, nor will I at this point… IF I can’t even go down to 3 of the strong 10 mg percs a day without issue, how the hell and I going to go down to half strength, etc???
My 36 year old son is coming home tomorrow and he has asked me to help him through an at home detox off of vicodin. I guess he occassionaly uses oxycoton but primarily used vicodin. I think this is a 3-4 year addiction, escalating to the point of popping up to 20- .75m vicodin at a time. That sounds unbelievable to me, but I am certain that is what he told me. We plan to go "cold turkey" as he has lost his job, and we have no money and no insurance for him to see a doctor for help.
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.
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