Re: what is the difference between oxycodone and percocet
They Actually Make plain oxycodone tablets and capsulesthat don't contain any tylenol. The brand capsules are called OxyIR and come in 5mg and 10 mg capsules. The brand tablets are called Roxicodone, They come in 5mg,10,mg,15mg and 30 mg tablets, the generic will just say Oxycodone HCL. Percocet is brand Oxy and tylenol and all it's generics will say how much oxycodone whether it's 5, 7.5 or 10 plus 325 mgs of apap "tylenol" in each Tablet. Tylox is Oxycodone with 500 mgs of tylenol in capsule form. Percodan is Oxycodone and aspirin in pill form. It just isn't prescribed as often as it used to be due to stomache irritation. Their is also a product that is a mix of oxycodone and Ibuprofen, just can't think of the name right now. It contains 7.5 mgs of Oxy and 200 mgs of IBU.
Their are lots of choices, with and without other pain relievers in the mix, Docs that use them long term for chronic pain, tend to use the Oxy products that don't contain other pain relievers, whether it's Tylenol, Ibuprofen or aspirin. Pure form Oxy doesn't cause organ damage where too much Tylenol can cause kidney and liver damage when used in high doses.
Aspirin and IBU have blood thinning properties and may not be a good option for people with other disorders. When you get into high strength pain meds, none conatain tylenol or any other adjunct med. They also make a liquid versions of most products whether it's percocet with tylenol or plain Oxycodone HCL called Oxyfast or Oxydose or the generic versions. Just a little more FYI. The higher dose products allow more pain medecine without the damaging effects of high doses of tylenol.