I've been prescribed Norco 10/325 for the last five years, and I've build a tolerance to it. I've always taken it as prescribed, responsibly. But my question is: Is Norco 10/325 equal in strength to Percocet 7.5/325? I have an appt., coming up with my pain management doctor, because if it is equal in strength, it will be the same thing as the norco. Please help me discern between the two, as the norco does not take away the pain like it use to, it takes just a little away, but still left with pain.
Is Norco 10/325 equal to Percocet 7.5/325 in strength?
Added 19 Aug 2010:
So your saying they are about equal, so then when I talk with my dr., percocet 10 would be a little stronger, I will discuss this with my dr., could you give my a little more insight on this, please. Thank you, your information is very valuable.
Everyone is different. They r two different medications. Norco is vicodin(hydrocodone) & percocet is oxycodone. Generally speaking the percocet is stronger for most people vs vicodin in the same strength but you r talking 2 different strengths so its hard to say. Percocet is a higher controlled substance than vicodin. I went from Norco 10 to percocet 10s & its stronger. If u r taking pain meds u want to take the lowest amount possible tho so I would try the lower dose 1st. Have they talked to u abt being on a long acting pain med/ or are u on one? Most apply n chronic pain benifit from a long acting time released pain med & one of the ones u r talking abt as a breakthrough med
Thank you all for you valuable info. The white Norco 10-325 is causing me severe side effects, although the claim is they've only changed the color to identify the pill easier?? I have had to take this over a coarse of 5 years since my 2 botched back surgeries & after just one day, the side effects were quite evident. Just stopping them cud have drastic consequences! Can anyone who's switched to Percocet share their benefits/side effects? Thank you
I have had 2 back surgeries and neck surgery. Other than that I've been hospitalized for a few other things and generally always have been sent home with hydrocodien. It no longer helps me with pain. My pain management doctor switched me to percocet 7.5 and they WORK well. Better than the hydrocodien.I think like any drug you take over time you get immumed or build a tolerance to the drug you been taking. I have lumbar stenosis, and cervical stenosis, degenertive bone disease , narrowing of the spine and suffered a stroke last year at the age of 47. There is not s magical pill that take all the pain away buy percocet takes the edge off for sure. I also have COPD and crazy as it sounds, hydrocodien helps STOP my cough??? Hope this info helps someone.
The reason people think oxycodone is stronger would be because the oxy is a immediate release versus hydrocodone where the hydro is time-released. I also go to pain management and the reason you will get some brand of hydrocodone is because of the time release since it will help manage your pain longer throughout the day. If you look at the chemical makeup between Oxy and hydro it is only a one atom difference. So of course whenever you take pain medicine and you feel the effect of it immediately you think that it means that medicine is stronger but in reality it's not. Also because it is instant release it does not last as long as the time-released hydro. I've been in pain management for years and my doctor explain this to me and also printed off informational papers so I could read and learn for myself. I would suggest asking your doctor what the difference is.
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