My mother was on OxyContin 10 mg it was too strong where she could not function and the relief of pain only lasted for a few hours so her doctor switch her to Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate WATSON 503 650 mg /10 (green pill oval)the medicine is not strong enough is there a medicine that's in between the two. one is too strong and the other one is not strong enough i also wanted to know was percocet 10/325 stronger than hydrocodone her doctor said she didn't know what else to recommend but i know there has to be something that can help her
The oxycontin is straight oxycodone while the percocet is oxycodone with acetominophen. The oxycodone is a stronger pain reliever than the hydrocodone. The are several strengths of percocet ranging from 2.5 to 10 mgs of oxycodone along with the acetominophen in it. So to answer your question the percocet would be stronger than the hydrocodone and there are strengths of percocet that are less strong than the 10mg oxycontin (oxycodone). Make sense?
She might try a 5mg Percocet. It is stronger to most folks than hydrocodone. I have heard some folks who feel hydrocodone is stronger and some who say Percocet is stronger. I think since the 10mg OxyContin was too strong and the hydrocodone is not strong enough, then the 5mg Percocet might do the trick in her case. At least with a Percocet, if it is too strong, she can cut it in half where she could not do that with OxyContin, as it is time released. The Percocet will not last as long as the OxyContin but it may be worth trying. A 10mg Percocet will probably be too strong if a 10mg OxyContin is too strong because she will get the 10mg all at once rather than over 8-12 hours like she did with OxyContin. If she finds the 5mg Percocet is not strong enough it is usually permissable to take two, as long as the Dr orders them that way. The recommended dose for Percocet can be 1-2 tabs every six hours as needed for pain. Hope this helps. Percocets come in doses of 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg.
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