what is the difference between dilaudi, iv medication that you get in you iv for pain at hospital and percocet. ive had to get a shot for pain, many times, like today due to running nearly out of my medication. and its been about hour and a half since then and i took my percocet, the dr said its safe cause its different medications, from different familys and work differently. but still , since i suffer panic/anxiety the lies are starting and the voice im hearing is driving me bonkers, also in the mean time till my appt tomorrow for my percocet refill and evaluation and possible reduction on my taper, my dr called me in some vicoden extra stength to hold me over since i will end up with bad withdrawls, whats the difference between oxycodone and hydrocodone, thanks anyone for your input
Hi leanne. Pain drugs I know little or nothing about. Just guessing here and I hope that someone else answers your question, hydrocodone contains acetaminophen whereas oxycodone doesn't. That part I know I got correctly.Ha! :-0) I answered your previous question, just want to repeat myself, by saying hopefully you're not to uncomfortable at the moment, sound asleep and getting a solid nights rest. Very best to you,
Dilaudid is hydromorphone. It is a synthetic derivative of morphine. It's a little bit more potent than morphine itself. It can be given in oral form, same as morphine just at a lot higher dose than IV, because it has to go through your liver and kidneys. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are both synthetic derivatives of codine. Oxycodone is the more potent of the two. I honestly don't know what your dr was talking about when he said the two medicines are from different families and work in different ways. They are all opiates. They all are CNS depresents and they all work off the U opiod receptors in the brain. I may could be of more help if I knew your specific medication and dosing regiment, but I hope this helps.
Percocet contains oxycodone in combination with acetominophen vs Vicodin which contains hydromorphone also in combination with acetominophen. In my experience; Percocet has given me much better pain relief. I experience lower back/ sciatic pain chronically. Percocet is sometimes the only thing that keeps me going-- otherwise I would literally live stuck in bed!
- Percocet Information for Consumers
- Percocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Percocet (detailed)
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