I have severe cramps that over the counter meds dont alleviate and was wondering which one was more likely to relieve the excruciating pain, without putting me to sleep...
The Tylenol 3 contains acetominophen with codeine while the percocet contain acetominophen with oxycodone. Oxycodone is considerably stronger than codeine. Either one of these meds is possibly going to make you sleepy, but the percocet is definitely a stronger pain reliever.
Sorry, but I disagree with starting narcotic pain relievers for period pain. I know it can be bad, but you are opening a whole new can of worms going to narcotics. Next you'll be needing them for a headache & then a hangnail & before you know it your addicted & need them for everything. Talk to your gynecologist. Usually suggest Aleve & there are certain exercises that also help. I just wish ther best for you. Just my thoughts...
Tylenol #3 is an opiate drug containing Codeine, the #3 contains 30mg of codeine, and 325mg of acetaminophen (tylenol) is is the weaker of the two drugs.
Percocet contains oxycodone and also acetaminophen the percocet is stronger of the two drugs. I hope this helps you, both drugs can cause drowsiness a lot depends on the person, each of us is different. Percocet comes in 5mg of the oxycodone and also a 10mg of oxycodone, I am not sure about the exact dosage of tylenol contained in Percocet. again I hope the information is of help to you
Percocet would definitly be the stronger of the two, though for your condition i would recomend using Vicodin with a combination of a muscle relaxant to help keep you alert. I am a fairly large male, weighing in at approxmately 252lbs, and Percocet usually ends up making me fairly disoriented. I find that Vicodin with a muscle relaxant relieve most of my pain, while leaving me most of my motor functions as well as a bit of brain capacity. Hope this information helps! (btw, out of the muscle relaxants I've used, SOMA seems to work best... though that's just me... )
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