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Old 04-02-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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Which is stronger?

Hey i have a question anyone? Which is stronger perocet 5 325 or hydrocodone7 500? thanks

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Old 04-02-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re: Which is stronger?

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Old 04-02-2005, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Which is stronger?

Drugs are usually compared to Morphine. Because Morphine is the gold standard to which others are compared. The latest that I read, was that Mg to Mg Hydroccodone and Morphine are approximately the same. I have not seen an Equianalgesic chart with Hydrocodone to Oxycodone (Percocet), but I can tell you what Oxycodone (Percocet) to Morphine is. On the Equianalgesic chart 22.5 mg of Oxycodone would be the same as 45 mg to morphine (therapeutically equivalent). However, everyone responds different to opiates. you may find that the Hydrocodone works better, some do. But I think the Percocet is stronger if you are looking at an Equianalgesic Chart.

 
Old 04-02-2005, 12:43 PM   #4
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Re: Which is stronger?

thanks for the info......the reason i was asking my doc prescribes me 7.5 hydros and i went on a vacation for spring break...when i retuurned it was time for a refill but my doc was out for a week..i went to the er and explained everthing and i was i in a great deal of pain the er doc prescribed me perc 5.325 they seem to work faster for me but the itching is hard to take.i was just curius on whiuch is stronger i may discuss percs with my reg doc instead of hydros thanks

 
Old 04-14-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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Re: Which is stronger?

Here is a link to a good description / comparison and is consistent with my personal experience. It's roughly identical. (i.e., the table shows 20:30 - so if you scale it that's proportional to 5:7.5 )

[url]http://www.ohsu.edu/ahec/pain/part2sect3.pdf[/url]

Hope that helps. You can also search for +"equianalgesic dose" and find other references.

 
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