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What is the difference between codeine and hydrocodone?

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Inactive 6 Aug 2010

chefguy, hydrocodone is a derivative of codeine. There is no codeine in hydro(being a synthetic), although each have large amounts of acetaminophen which is very hard on your liver. In my experience, i've found that codeine seems to cause allergic reactions where as hydro doesn't--not that i've ever heard. The difference would be hydro is used widely as a recreational drug whereas codeine is used mostly for legitimate pain. This is my opinion and i am not a Dr. Hope this helps, Julie

oxyaaron 10 Nov 2010

i think you got it backwards here it is the codiene that is abused more then the hydrocodone free discount card

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