Oxycodone hydrochloride is an opioid pain reliever. It is an active ingredient in many different prescription medications. It is available by itself (in both short- and long-acting products) or in combination with other active ingredients.
Oxycodone is a narcotic and is a "controlled substance" in the United States.
Percocet (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is a narcotic and is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, which means that special laws and regulations control its sale and use. Schedule II controlled substances have the highest abuse potential of all legal prescription medications.
Both meds are different to each other but have special prescription conditions which are prescribed by special doctors.
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Oxycodone is known by many names, depending on any other drugs that are added or whether it is pure oxycodone. In my limited knowldge of the drug, I take oxycodone 15 mg which is simply oxycodone, whereas percocet 10 mg with acetamenophen added. It is supposed to help the pain relieving qualities of the oxycodone. So, in closing, 10 mg percocet has 2 X as much oxy as 5 mg oxycodone, ought to relieve moderate to severe pain.
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