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What is the difference between Hydrocodone and Xanax?

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March 05, 2007 6:45PM

The difference between Hydrocodone and Xanax is Hydrocodone is an opioid pain killer.Xanax is a class of drug called a benzodiazapine prescribed for anxiety or panic attacks.Other drugs in this class are Valium,klonopin,and Librium. ===ANOTHER ANSWER=== FIRST ANSWER IS correct. HYDROCODONE is a narcotic analgesic (painkiller) commonly known as Vicodin (hydrocodone + Tylenol), or Lortab, or Lorcet. It has the potential to be abused or addictive. XANAX is an anti-anxiety, that also has the potential to becoming addictive, but much less than others in its class like Valium (diazepam) or Klonopin (clonazepam). Also, never abruptly stop taking any of these three.