Hydrocodone vs tylenol with codeine

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Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me the difference between tylenol 3 and hydrocodone, I understand the hydrocodone is a synthetic of codeine, but as far a strength of tylenol 3 vs one 5mg vicodin? What is the addiction factor, what is worse codeine or hydrocodone? Just curious..
Avatar n tn I have Hydrocodone and Tylenol with Codeine #3. My story is a long one, but right now I just need to know which will help with my pain more. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!!!
268911 tn?1213748381 I'm also not able to take any OTC meds due to stomach problems. Which is stronger...Hydros or Tylenol #3 w/codeine? I realize this is not quite apples to apples but what I'm trying to figure out is which is the weaker of the two and take that instead of the stronger one. I know that both are addictive but if I'm taking the weaker of the two I might be able to handle that.
Avatar n tn Hi, i was wondering if anyone knew the differences between Oxycodone and Tylenol w/Codeine?? I know they both have acetomenophen. But, the Tylenol with Codeine has Codeine obviously. I was taking the one with 30mg. of codeine. Now I have Oxycodone 7.5-325. What is the opiad in this drug? Is it also codeine, or a different drug? 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???
2126606 tn?1346348724 In my opinion, most of the responsibility lays with the medical professionals, not with the patient. I applaud the FDA for taking steps to curb hydrocodone abuse, but I also urge doctors to only prescribe these drugs in the most necessary circumstances. Many people fighting hydrocodone dependency may feel helpless, but I assure them, they're not.
403399 tn?1201836695 Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
Avatar f tn I am scared of the damage being done to my liver but because of a botched surgery five yrs ago I need opiates to stabilize my GI tract (long story) Problem is, I've developed musculo-skeletal pain issues that neccessitate the hydrocodone vs. just straight codeine. There is much reference to vitamins and supplements to take to help with w/d, but no specifics. Can anyone give a list of these?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Somebody tell you fibs!!!! Tylenol=Codeine Vicoden=hydrocodone Hydrocodone much better pain reliever and withdrawals,once dependent on equianalgesic doses to Codeine far more Tolerable. Addiction Liability(abuse potential) of Vicoden is greater than Tylenol. You see motive now?,doc either moron or very stupid,OR have you a history of Opioid Abuse that warrants you having to suffer pain and not get any Hydrocodone(Vicoden)?. Ask for a referral for pain mangement.If you still do not get the Goods.
Avatar f tn They have different chemical make-ups. All of the hydrocodone meds I listed also contain acetaminophen (tylenol). As far as I'm aware, they do not make a hydrocodone pill that does NOT contain acetaminophen. Percocet also contains acetaminophen, however, you can get oxycodone alone wthout the acetaminophen in it. Oxycodone can also be obtained in a long-acting formula called Oxycontin.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn My husband used Vicodin/Hydrocodone/Norco/Soma for nearly 4 years. He went through a 7 day rehab program and was clean and sober for 16 months. He refused to enter the 30 day treatment program, and refused to attend any follow up support, meetings, 12 step programs, etc. He insists that he is not a drug addict, that his body was merely "physically dependent." He had the flu last week and his doctor was out of town.
Avatar n tn Moe--I think that "eye" had a very good idea with the Tylenol#3. It's 30mg of codeine w/Tylenol. You could even break it in half...That with a good cough syrup would do the same thing as what you're doing now. Or even the plain codeine/hydrocodone (hycodan). Ask the doctor about that... Yes, withdrawals do feel like the flu...sort of. The restless legs,insomnia,lack of energy ,is an added horror...
237500 tn?1189759431 I have a bottle of regular tylenol almost glued to my hand to help with the headaches. Should I call my neurologist and tell her I am detoxing and i need her help - ask her to write me another script so i can just cut my daily intake down to half every day until i am off completely? I almost dont trust myself and i am afraid to even ask for more. I need advice, i need help, im afraid, and i have the worst rebound headache know to man.
Avatar f tn Mine's a long story with my own personal feelings and worries about addiction, though I'm just dependent Tylenol with codeine, IMO, isn't much better than tylenol and ibuprofen is probably better. Find the best docs, research the meds they want you on ... go in with full knowledge. When you do get good relief, then work on building yourself up and see how it goes.
Avatar f tn I read alittle on opiate withdrawal (codeine, perks, etc.) that you have flu like symptoms..chills, headache, sleeplessness... With tramadol, atleast for me..withdrawals start immediately with horrendous body aches from scalp to toe..centering mostly around the waste and down through the legs. Like every cell under your skin is "sore". I get tinges of diarreah, headache and what I consider "brain fog" as the day prolongs without a dose.
666151 tn?1311117976 But on the other hand, a general recovery principle is that ’secrets keep us sick’, and hiding the use of Suboxone is a bit at odds with the idea of ’rigorous honesty’. People new to recovery also struggle with low self esteem before they learn to overcome the shame society places on ‘drug addicts’; they are not in a good position to deal with even more shame coming from other addicts themselves!
Avatar m tn With the butrans patch I can't imagine that you'll have any withdrawal symptoms at all. Buprenorphine is a vey potent partial agonist narcotic and is the active ingredient in Subutex and Suboxone. The Butrans patch has been used for pain management in Europe for several years and was FDA approved in the US this year. I assume your doctor told you how to take the clonidine appropriately if you experience withdrawal.
Avatar n tn Begin your detox with regular doses of Valium (or alternate benzo). Start with a dose high enough to produce sleep. Before you use any benzo, make sure you're aware of how often it can be safely taken. Different benzos have different dosing schedules. Taper your Valium dosage down after each day. The goal is to get through day 4, after which the worst WD symptoms will subside. You shouldn't need the Valium after day 4 or 5.
Avatar f tn Why would I take that when I can use the tylenol with codeine, which will be no treat to withdraw from, but not the type of misery I assume the suboxone would. Does anybody have any articles that a doctor would consider legitimate so I can show her that suboxone would not be a good choice at this point. She is thinking I have chronic pain and that if I use suboxone I won't get any tolerance to the drug. I don't buy it.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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!
225213 tn?1213738290 Especially when you can sit on balcony and see every fireworks show in town right? Anyway, Yes the percocet is stronger instead of hydrocodone with tylenol like vicodin it's oxycodone with tylenol usually 10mg of oxy. Demerol is a LOT stronger than both of them. This, you will usually get through your IV in the hospital push through a syringe not on a drip like you get morphine.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn then codeine is a weak basic opiate, its msot commonly found it tylenol #3(w/ 30mgs of codeine w/500mg tylenol), it gives a little opiate buzz, little euphoira, relaxation, etc, but it is very useful in going through wds from strong opiates and controlling moderate pain. it is very easy to taper from also...i think you should talk to your doc get an addiction specialist/therapist and use suboxone..it will control your chronic pain and will also keep from using/abusing any other opiate.
Avatar n tn Fiorinal has codeine in it and as far as I know, they don't make it w/o codeine, hence the reasoning for a controlled substance. Fioricet comes with and without codeine. The codeine is the key to whether or not you get a controlled rating. Both are very addictive and I'm finding more doctors who won't prescribe it or when a different doctor finds out that you take them, they want you to discontinue them.
Avatar f tn Oxy and heroin are probably tied for second in my experience. then comes the hydrocodone. Codeine is a walk in the park. And Darvon only gets honorable mention. All of these are subjective, though........Kim is dead on when she says the worst withdrawal is the one that you are going through!