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Offline MDriver1981

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Which pill is stronger for pain management, oxycodone or hydrocodone? 
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Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone?
« Reply #1 on: 16/06/2011 02:53:43 »
I rarely take anything stronger than Aspirin.

However, notes indicate that oxycodone and hydrocodone have a similar analgesic effect, but hydrocodone requires a slightly higher dose.

For example 7.5 mg of hydrocodone is more or less equivalent to 5 mg of oxycodone.

Sometimes a lower dosage for an equivalent effect is just an advertising gimmick.  However, side-effect profiles for the two drugs may not be the same, and may be somewhat dependent on the user.
 

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Re: Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone?
« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2016 14:36:55 »
Hydrocodone is a really strong pain suppressing medication. . It is extracted from codeine which is a drug that is extracted from the opium poppy. The synthesizing process from codeine to hydrocodone makes the drug much stronger. It is best medication for suppressing pains such as the ones created by fractures and surgeries.
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Re: Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone?
« Reply #3 on: 15/07/2016 16:07:17 »
Similar medicines, but Oxycodone is undoubtedly stronger.
 

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Re: Oxycodone vs Hydrocodone?
« Reply #4 on: 16/07/2016 14:06:22 »
Similar medicines, but Oxycodone is undoubtedly stronger.
Not "undoubtedly"
"However, in a study of emergency room patients with fractures, it was found that an equal amount of either drug provided about the same degree of pain relief, indicating that there is little practical difference between them when used for that purpose" From wiki.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydro codone

Oxy codone is metabolised faster, so an few hours after taking a pill of one or the other, hydro codone will be more effective.
 

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