Oxycodone vs hydrocodone vs codeine

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403399 tn?1201833095 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Picking a well-tolerated opiate is usually a 'hit or miss' process. The differences in tolerability come from several factors. For example, for some opiates, the administered medication is a 'prodrug' that must be converted to the active drug by the liver; an example is the conversion of codeine to morphine, which is more efficient in some people than in others. There is also wide variation in the degree of nausea produced by different medications in different people.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn hydrocodone or oxycodone? I have not heard good things about oxycodone, so I would be hesitant to try it but I am curious which works better for you. I want to be on the lowest dose possible (of whichever my doctor sees fit) that is sufficient enough to do everyday activities. Is there anything you have tried that you felt works for you that I should ask my doctor about?
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn It has to do with the FDA schedule that the drugs are on. Hyrocodone and codeine are Schedule III narcotics which can be called in by a doctor. Percocet/oxycodone is a Schedule II narcotic which means that it's a step up on the ladder from hydrocodone in strength and therefore cannot be called in.
Avatar n tn However his drug of choice is probably percocet (oxycodone). Codeine is not nearly as strong as oxycodone and I assume his PCP is aware of his problems with oxycodone. Indeed it would take many codeine to compare to one oxycodone. His PCP may have prescribed him only enough for several days. If his physician felt he required the drug for pain he may be cutting him some slack. I have a friend that can handle hydrocodone without a problem but he can't handle percocet.
Avatar f tn Roxicodone and Percocet have the same narcotic - oxycodone. The difference between the Roxi and Perc is the Tylenol, which is found in the Percocet. Will the Perc work better? That depends on the person, honestly. They say coupling Tylenol with Oxy (or Hydrocodone) increases the effectiveness of the narcotic. Pharmacologically, I'm sure there is a valid reason to couple the two, but the reality is that i probably depends on the person using them. So your Perc 7.5/325 is 7.
Avatar n tn Norco is better than most because it only has 325 of Tylenol Vs. 500 or 650. To my knowledge hydrocodone which is the narcotic agent in Norco (I take it too) does not come in a tablet all on it's own. In order to get rid of the Tylenol you have to move up to the drug oxycodone which is in drugs like Percocet they make oxycodone tabs without Tylenol. Question is why are you so worried about your liver? Is your liver already compromised?
Avatar f tn 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?
5769649 tn?1373931353 But regardless, depending on the test that is given, yes Tylenol 4 will show differently than oxycodone, and lortabs, because while they are all similar, oxycodone is oxycodone, lortabs are hydrocodone and Tylenol 4 is codeine. I hope that helps at least, good luck to you.
Avatar f tn Codeine is converted to morphine in the liver (to varying degrees in different cultural populations), so from a practical standpoint there is no difference between an addiction to nurophen vs any other opiate, such as oxycodone or heroin. The ibuprofen is more physically harmful than the codeine (with the exception of overdose, when codeine will kill person through respiratory depression just as will other opiates, particularly if combined with valium-type meds or alcohol).
Avatar f tn Oxycodone is sposedly a bit stronger than hydrocodone. I found the same thing tho...I got more of a jump start from hydros.
Avatar f tn the percocet are stronger, more addictive and result in worse withdrawals. the difference is vicodin are hydrocodone and percocet are oxycodone... same stuff as in the 'oxy's' that you probably have heard about... only difference is the strength. One thing you need to realize is that each time you use the stronger stuff to get you thru till you get your doc which is the weaker of the two you are moving your tolerance along so that you need more of it to get to your level.
Avatar f tn 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 f tn taking it will not make you go into withdrawal at all it just simply will not work if you have a tolerance to a stronger med because codeine is an opiate just like hydrocodone or oxycodone it is just a lot weeker of an opiate than the others ABritt
Avatar m tn You should be able to find hydrocodone in India. The alternative would be Percocet which is oxycodone instead of hydrocodone. They both are very similar but the oxycodone is a bit stronger. From what I have read, a 5 mg percocet is equal to a 7.5 mg vicodin.
229538 tn?1300377767 Hydrocodone belongs to a family of drugs known as opioids, which include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, codeine and methadone. The DEA has asked the FDA to reclassify hydrocodone as a schedule II drug, limiting which kinds of medical professionals can write a prescription and how many times it can be refilled. The Controlled Substances Act, passed in 1970, put hydrocodone combination drugs in the schedule III class, which is subject to fewer controls.