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Old 01-05-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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what is the difference between percocet and hydrocodone

what is the difference between percocet and hydrocodone

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Old 01-05-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: what is the difference between percocet and hydrocodone

Dear Rose58,

Percocet is made with oxycodone and acetaminophen. This is a Schedule II medication, which requires a written Rx every time you get it filled. These cannot be phoned into your pharmacy--except on an extreme emergency basis. Even then, there has to be a written Rx taken to the pharmacy within a day or two of these emergency-type prescriptions to support and document the situation.

Lortab is made with hydrocodone and acetaminophen. This is a Schedule III medication, which does not require a written Rx when you get it filled. In fact, this medication can have refills included with the original Rx. Schedule III medications can be phoned into your pharmacy.

Typically, most people find oxycodone (the main ingredient in Percocet) stronger--perhaps more potent--than hydrocodone (the main ingredient in Lortab).

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:35 AM   #3
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Re: what is the difference between percocet and hydrocodone

Do you mean which is stronger? It depends on the individual.Some say percocet[oxycodone] works better,some say lortab,vicodin[both hydrocodone] works better.Also you have oxycontin,which has the same narcotic in it as percocet[oxycodone] but oxycontin is time-released,and doesn't have apap[tylonol]

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