These two drugs are similar, but NOT the same. Hydrocodone is the generic name for Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and about 30 others. It is a narcotic analgesic, and not quite as strong as Oxycodone. It's also SLIGHTLY less regulated i.e. it can be CALLED IN to a pharmacy by a physician. It can be habit forming. Vicodin and the rest are a combo of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Oxycodone is also a narcotic analgesic, and also can be habit-forming. It can also be a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone (generic) such as Percocet, Tylox, Roxilox. It is SLIGHTLY more regulated i.e. it CANNOT be called in to a pharmacy: you have to have a physical written prescription from a physician. Because of its potential for abuse and dependence, doctors tend to prescribe Vicodin rather than Percocet. Oxycodone can be prescribed as a single drug preparation ( minus the acetaminophen.)
please tell me the chemical difference between hydrocodone and oxycodone
Oxycodone (Percocet) is a different chemical compound and is much stronger than hydrocodone.
I dont really know
Vicodin is acetaminophen (Tylenol) mixed with hydrocodone. Percocet is acetaminophen mixed with oxycodone. Oxycodone is a bit stronger than hydrocodone.
Vicodin* is a brand name for hydrocodone, which is different than oxycodone. The two are quite similar as they are both derived from codeine. Oxycodone however is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone (vicodin).
No they can tell the difference between the two of them!!Percocet is Oxycodone,and Hydrocodone is Hydrocodone, also called vicodin,Lorcet,lortab.Hydrocodone and oxycodone are two different things.
Oxycodone is about 1.5x stronger than hydrocodone and is slightly more stimulating.
Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. Lorcet contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen.
Hydrocodone is not as strong as oxycodone. In fact after being on Oxycontin for nearly 5 years, hydrocodone will not even keep me from being dope sick.
vicodin contains hydrocodone, percocet contains oxycodone. hydrocodone is weaker than oxycodone.