What is the difference between hydrocodone and compound medications?
Hydrocodone is a Schedule II medication rarely used as a painkiller. Vicodin (for instance) is a compound combination of hydrocodone and APAP, and is a Schedule III medication. The APAP and hydrocodone seem to work synergistically in that the presence of each seems to enhance the effects of the other.
The only difference between Zydone and Vicodin is the amount of acetaminophen contained in each product. They both contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Vicodin 5mg hydrocodone + 500mg acetaminophen Vicodin ES 7.5mg hydrocodone + 750mg acetaminophen Vicodin HP 10mg hydrocodone + 660mg acetaminophen Zydone 5mg hydrocodone + 400mg acetaminophen Zydone 7.5mg hydrocodone + 400mg acetaminophen Zydone 10mg hydrocodone + 400mg acetaminophen
The hydrocodone 10/325 is has twice as much hydrocodone as the 5/325 tablet. Hydrocodone is usually paired with acetaminophen or tylenol in tablets and on a prescription label it may say hydrocodone APAP, that is just shorthand for hydrocodone and tylenol. In the two tablets the amount of tylenol is the same, it is just the hydrocodone that is different amounts.
The main differences between these two pills are the dosages of ingredients. Basically, they are the same medication...a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (generic Tylenol).The Norco has twice as much hydrocodone as the 5-500mg hydrocodone tablet. Norco has less acetaminophen (325mg) than the hydrocodone tablet (500mg).