Percocet vs tylenol 4

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Avatar n tn kind of like there is "tylenol" the brand name of "acetaminophen"... you can buy "tylenol" with different strengths of acetaminophen in it... in this case the "oxycodone" is the acetaminophen... anyhow, before i confuse myself or anyone else anymore i will leave you with that~ lol!!
Avatar f tn - due to BREAK THROUGH PAIN. Along with the patch I use Percocet 7.5/325 mg 4 tablets a day. Plus, through the years I have changed other medications but at the present I also use: Neurontin 300mg 3 capsules 4 times a day Flexeril 10 mg as needed (up to 3 per day) Valium 5mg q 6 hrs. for muscle spasms Lidoderm patch. NOW MY INSURANCE WILL ONLY GIVE ME "30" DUROGESIC PATCHES (not 45). My doctor has changed my Percocet 7.5/325 to ROXICODONE 15 MG.
374690 tn?1224556189 I don't even think their part of the same family, other than the Tylenol. Anyway, I've been taking mostly the Percocet to save the Lorcet but I also noticed to feel some acheiness & like I was gonna jump outta my skin. Out of curiosity I haven't taken a Lorcet since 3:30 p.m yesterday & around 4:00 today I really started feeling pretty yuck, but instead of taking the Lorcet, I tried the Percocet again instead. I felt ALOT better 30 mins. later.
Avatar f tn I'm confused because it is the same drug minus the Tylenol. Anyone else experiencing this? Would taking a higher dose of the oxycodone (not Percocet which is oxy with acetaminophen) help me better?
Avatar n tn 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.
667913 tn?1242704088 There is a BIG difference in oxycontin vs oxycodone. The difference is Percocet is oxycodone(generic name) mixed with Acetomenophen (tylenol) and bunch of other buffers that account for 20% of the drug. So its weaker and less potential for geting totally hooked on it... Oxycontin is Extended release oxycodone but PURE OPIATE. If she doesn't have to i say don't go that route right away because there is no way back to percoscet from OXY. But i am not her doctor. so...
Avatar n tn oxys are the worst to become addicted to bc it is the closest to a form of sterilized heroin. whereas percocet and vicodins are pain killers/tylenol (although 15 mg percs and up are closer to being oxys then their own family of percs because just like oxys they contain no aspirin and is basically the same thing as oxycotin, just a lower dosage. 5 & 10 mg oxys are (at least where im from) pretty rare, anyone who takes them takes 40 mg to 80 mg and u can get up to a dollar a mg.
Avatar n tn Just want to know what is stronger Norco (10mg hydrocodone/325 tylenol or 10mg Percocet (10mg oxycodone/325mg tylenol?) Seems equal unless one narcotic is stronger than the other.
Avatar f tn I have been on Percocet (10 mg 4 times per day, 1 pill every 4 hours) for about 4 months, before that 3 10mg pills per day. My dr. just switched me to Morphine Sulfate ER 30 MG, 2 tablets per day (one every 12 hours). I'm always nervous when I switch or increase pain meds. I start these new meds tomorrow...can anyone tell me what to expect with regard to how this new medicine may affect me vs. the percocets I've been taking?
Avatar n tn Oxycodone is the same drug that is in both oxycontin and percocet///cet stands for tylenol..percs are fast acting and do not last long...oxycontin is time released so when u chew them u r getting a bunch at one and they hit u fast/but r gone fast with snortin or chewing..causing humongous doses after a while...typically chewing or snorting an 80 mg oxy due to braking the time release coating only lasts an hour or so..hence use goe way up as when u crash off of this quick high u crash hard..
Avatar n tn 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 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!!
Avatar n tn I had my lumbar steroid injection, and the pain got worse, so my Dr prescribed Tylenol 4. I haven't taken the Percocet in over a day now, as it has scared me. I took the Tylenol 4 only twice yesterday. Last night however, I woke up drenched in cold sweat. Is this from stopping the Percocet? My bowel movements have even changed color to a lighter shade, and that's what scared me too. I am trying to get off these myself, and want to know what I am going to end up going through.
955456 tn?1316230779 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.
350801 tn?1201928363 After a couple of months what the doc Rx'ed was not enough, so I got more elsewhere. Was up to 4-6 at a time, 4-6 times a day, something like 30/day. this went on for over 2 years. I quit a month before my surgery, fusion of c5, c6, c7. Darvocet are very addicting, just not as compelling as hydrocodone, but addictive nonetheless.
403399 tn?1201836695 They don't give me the same high as HC or Vicodin, but I have heard they are still addictive. Any advice?
Avatar m tn but I did follow what I read what other people did here to relieve their symptoms and I picked the ones that were do-able for me. I took a hot bath at night (to relieve some pain)- took Tylenol & Volteran, Zinc, did a little excercise, ate only food I really enjoyed (to treat myself) and tried to keep myself busy and not think of taking a pill. For the past 2 years, my life was on a pill schedule. My doctors exact words were "Stay ahead of the pain...
Avatar f tn While we were waiting for MRI results and the wait to see a surgeon, I was put on Oxycontin 40 mg 2x each day (every 12 hours) and 2 percocet every 6 hours for breakthrough. I ended up still needing to take 2 percocet every 4 to control the pain. I am 11 days out of surgery and the intense pain is gone. My surgeon sent me home with 90 percocet only. The last day I had oxcontin was a week ago yesterday and I have cut my percocet down to 1 every 7 hours for the past couple of days.
441382 tn?1452814169 Right now I am taking 15mg Roxicodone, 2 tablets every 4 hours, with 20mg/ml Eth-Oxydose (liquid oxycodone) for breakthrough pain. Due to stupidity on my part (I didn't make my next appointment while I was at the doctor's office last time, I waited and called a couple of weeks later) I couldn't get an appointment for my prescription renewal (I have to physically see him every two months, on the off-months he overnights my scrips to me) untill two days past my run-out date.
Avatar m tn hey maybe you can tell me what would be good to take for pain I had ADR surgery 4 years ago, since then they have been switching my meds around and I want to stop taking anything with Tylenol in it. They have me on 30 mg oxycontin, twice daily, 10/325 percocet 6 a day, soma 4 times daily and xanax 2 mg for anxiety. What are my options for the breakthrough pain, that is what I am taking the percocet for and I need to stop with the Tylenol already enough is enough.
Avatar f tn In other words, if you take one percocet (with the tylenol built in) you might need one and a half or even two of the pills without the tylenol in them to get the same result with regard to pain control. The pure oxycodone is a lot safer for your liver than the percocet, but if you want to boost the efficacy of your pills, you can take a tylenol or an advil with them from time to time if you're hurting more that day.
Avatar m tn My physical pain is now better and i've been trying to get off the oxcy's so my doctor gave me percocet today. 10/325 3-4 times per day. I want to be off of these completely and am seeing a different doctor on Monday but found this forum and thought I could get some help and support here. So where do I begin? Do I just stop. I tried and the sweats and no sleeping, body aches was horrible. I was thinking of tapering down slowly for a few weeks and then stopping completely.
Avatar m tn Then there was the dark side to them. They have their own addiction which is by far worse than the origional addiction to Percocet. When they run out the withdrawal is WEEKS instead of days. Let alone the risk of accidental overdose when mixing with alcohol or other drugs. So, I searched around and have found buprenorphine (Subutex/Suboxone). It so far seems to be a miracle drug. The withdrawal seems MUCH less severe and shorter than methadone, as well as being generally safer.
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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 n tn But generally, yes, avoid alcohol if you're a stage 4. Tylenol is probably OK but in limited quantities. Again, your liver doctor can be of help here. Most doctors don't have a problem with milk thistle as long as you're not on treatment. I personally would lay off any agressive changes in diet, vitamins, minerals, supplements, etc. until you talk to your doctor. Also stay away from any internet or new-age "cures" for hepatitis c.
544292 tn?1268886268 Howdy! Welcome to Part 4!
170654 tn?1330082729 If I had to choose today what to take for pain or fever (Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen) I guess it would be Tylenol since both GI docs have said I can take that. My pre-biopsy instructions in 2003 had "do not take Motrin one week prior to or after the biopsy". I was offered Percocet post biopsy for pain if I needed it (which I didn't). The Demerol and Versed pretty much took care of any immediate post biopsy pain :) Hope you're doing good!