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Does Alvogen oxycodone work as well as brand name Percocet for chronic pain?


Windchimes123 11 July 2021

Hi Will,
Good question.
The Alvogen Oxycodone is strictly Oxycodone. The dose listed is for Oxycodone which is an immediate release.

Percocet is a combination drug. It is Oxycodone with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and they work well together. In attempting to describe the effect I’d say the Acetaminophen relaxes you and the Oxycodone is strictly for pain relief.
I cannot compare because I don’t have your dosages.
The dose should appear next to the name. It may read 5/325. In this case you have 5mg of Oxycodone and 325mg of Acetaminophen.

If your dose of Alvogen Oxycodone is 5mg than both are equal.
If it’s 20mg than it’s 4 times stronger than Percocet.

Acetaminophen is found in many OTC meds especially sleeping aides. You need to gather all your meds and write down how much Acetaminophen you are taking in total for a 24 hour period.
Acetaminophen can cause liver damage if you are taking 4 grams or more in 24 hours.
I hope I explained clearly enough.
Be well.

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bobsy 12 July 2021

Windchime, let me add that Percocet comes in the strength of 2.5 mg oxycodone, 5 mg, 7.5 mg oxycodone , and 10 mg oxycodone respectively; it is not in 5 mg strength only. You are confusing Percocet with Percodan.
In my opinion, Alvogen is the best generic. Although not quite as effective as brand name Percocet however it is still very good

Windchimes123 12 July 2021

Hi Bobsy,
Thanks for your input. It never hurts to have more than one comment.
I could have explained it better.
Both Percocet & Percodan are combination drugs.
Percocet contains oxycodone plus acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Percodan contains oxycodone plus salicylic acid (Aspirin).

With combo drugs you will have 2 different amounts because you have 2 different drugs.
The label is usually x mg / x mg. The smaller # is first and that is the oxy. The second is the amount of acetaminophen the pill contain. The higher the numbers the higher the dose.

The doctor chooses between Percocet and Percodan based on the patient's condition.
If their is liver damage he probably would stay away from Percocet. Remember my first statement about liver damage over 4 Gms on a normal liver.

Percodan would probably not be chosen for a patient with bleeding disorder, stomach ulcers or for post-op pain to avoid increase blood loss.


If a patient has issues with both than the oxycodone can be given alone.

There are many different choices of pain pills so don't get discouraged and let your doctor know how you are toleratjng it and whether the pain relief is adequate.
There are different procedures available other than medication.

There was a saying in the old days, “ pain is what the Patient says it is”.
I hope I explained it better this time.
Be well.
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