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What is the difference between oxicodone and hydrocodone?

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Rajive Goel 25 Oct 2010

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.

Hydrocodone is an opioid (morphine-like) medication. It is an active ingredient in several hundred different prescription drugs. In these medications, hydrocodone is always combined with at least one other active ingredient (most often acetaminophen); hydrocodone is not available by itself. Although most often used for pain relief, hydrocodone is also used as a cough suppressant. The medication is a narcotic and is a "controlled substance" in the United States.

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