With the drug Percocet what does the numbers 5/325 vs. 10/325 mean? And which I is stronger?
Added 28 Jun 2013:
I have had 8 Back surgeries in the last year. The pain down my legs is incredible.and I guess to be expected. So after begging they changed me to precocet 10/325 from 5/325. I am assuming it's stronger since today is the first day in 3 weeks the pain was under control. :) Drug seeking, not at all just want my life back.
The 5 and the 10 refer to the mgs. of oxycodone and the 325 refers to the mgs. of Tylenol or acetemenaphine. So the 10/325 is stronger.
If you are taking it long term, its best to cut out the tylenol, it can damage your kidneys. Also the goal when treating chronic pain is to prevent pain, so a long acting medication is used, with a short acting one if you still have some pain breaking through. With acute pain, you take the med to get rid of the pain. Oxycontin with a short acting oxycodone would be better then taking percocet.
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