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What is the difference between hydrocodone and oxycodone?


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2013-09-20 17:10:20
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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.)

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please tell me the chemical difference between hydrocodone and oxycodone

Oxycodone (Percocet) is a different chemical compound and is much 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.

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.

Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen. Lorcet contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

vicodin contains hydrocodone, percocet contains oxycodone. hydrocodone is weaker than oxycodone.

Hydrocodone is (Vicodin)Oxycodone is (Roxicodone)The names in the parentheses is the brand name of the drugs.

Youre right oxycodone is stronger, the difference is on the "Class Schedule" hydrocodone is considered a C3 because it has less adictive potention then oxycodone which is a C2, the DEA classes drugs by there potential for Addiction, a C1 is a drug you are only able to receive while in the hospital.

Vicoprofen is hydrocodone mixed with ibuprofen (advil). Endocet is oxycodone mixed with acetaminophen (Tylenol)

One is hydrocodone and acetaminophen (tylenol) and the other is oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is about 1.5x stronger than hydrocodone. the above answer is inaccurate Hydrocodone-apap is also known as Vicodin and Oxycodone-apap is also known as percocet apap is just an abbreviation of acetaminophen or Tylenol. Oxycodone is 1.5x stronger than Morphine not hydrocodone most pain relievers are compared to morphine. Hydrocodone is a bit weaker than morphine. Which would make Oxycodone a little more like 2x stronger than Hydrocodone. Personal preference and metabolism also play a part in how much stronger it is.

Hydrocodone is more commonly known as Vicodin, Lortab, etc... Percodan is actually the tradename for Oxycodone a stronger drug than vicodin. Percodan usually comes with 5mg of Oxycodone with 325mg of Aspirin. the Hydrocodone products usually are combined with Acetaminophen (Tylenol).

what is the difference between Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Hydrocodone/acetaminophen

Hydrocodone is not percocet. Percocet is a combination oxycodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is the active ingredient in brand name Vicodin, which also has acetaminophen in it. The difference is that oxycodone is a little more potent than hydrocodone, but both are very effective for treatment of pain.

No world of difference. Oxy could be up to 5 times stronger (IF NOT MORE) than hydrocodone.

Hydrocodone and Oxycontin contain the same active drug... oxycodone. So 10mg of Hydrocodone and 10 mg of Oxycontin have the same amount of Oxycodone (10 mg) in them. The only difference is that the Hydrocodone contains Tylenol in addition to the Oxycodone. So on the Hydrocodone bottle it might say something like 10/500. So the Hyrocodone in that instance has 10 mg of oxycodone and 500mg of Tylenol.

Lortab is the brand name for hydrocodone and acetaminophen (tylenol). Hydrocodone is not the same as oxycodone and oxycodone is much stronger than hydrocodone. Oxycodone drugs include OxyContin, Percocet, etc. So a simple answer, oxycodone is stronger.

This is the standard NIDA test and it cannot detect either one. It can only detect morphine, heroin, and codeine. Oxycodone and hydrocodone must be tested for specifically.

can you fail a drug test if you take hydrocodone and oxycodone at the same time

No. Hydrocodone is hydrocodone. Percocet is oxycodone.

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