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Old 02-27-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

Hi Jenn:* Are you talking about long-acting oxycodone (oxycontin ER -extended release), or IR which is instant release?* The first is used 2-3 times a day and released slowly into your* system, the second is taken in between for breakthrough pain.* I'm not sure I've actually heard of 5mg ER, so I would guess you have the instant release.* In that case, my answer would be not as strong as a 10mg hydrocodone. cmpgirl

 
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

Good question! I have heard oxy is stronger then hydro as far as 5mg vs 5mg but to compare 5-10 Im not sure. I dont think oxy is twice as strong as hydro so my best guess is that the 10 mg hydro is stronger. Does that help?
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

I think it all depends on how you react to the medication as to which one provides more pain relief or "masks" the pain. I do know that many people experience less sedation, some energy, euphoric feelings, less depression while on the hydrocodone which makes the pain feel less than it actually is. However, alot of people say that oxy is twice as strong as oxy so if that were true then 10mg hyrdo would be equal to 5mg oxy.

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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

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is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

Nearly identical. You'll find either to provide about the same amt of relief.

 
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

Yes I would agree with the previous posts 5mg oxycodone like percocet, is equal to 10 mg hydrocodone.

 
Old 02-28-2008, 05:06 PM   #7
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

It all depends on the person. I was once on norco and then switched to percocets and the pain disapered. Oxy is way stronger than hydro but doesnt last as long. Good luck.

 
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

They are both 4 hour drugs and should last the same. However, Oxy is much more potent, thus, it may feel like it lasts longer. However, according to half life, they are both very, very similar.

 
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Re: is a 5 mg oxycodone equal to a 10 mg hydrocodone?

Hi:
No, OXY IS MUCH STRONGER AND IF IT IS AN OXYCONTIN THEN IT WILL LAST LONGER. HYDROCODONE IS WEAK, MUCH LIKE VICODIN OR LORATAB OR DARVOCET AND IS USED FOR MILD TO MODERATE PAIN AND YOU CAN GET CALLED IN REFILLS FOR IT. OXYCODONE IS FOR SEVERE PAIN AND CANNOT BE REFILLED BY PHONE.
If Hydrocodone 10 mg helps your pain. then you are better off taking it than the oxycodone. OXYCODONE IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND TENDS TO MAKE PEOPLE ACT MEAN UNDER ITS INFLUENCE.

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