Freind w/ inoperable condiction switched to 15 mg oxycodone 1x 5 per day (lit'l blue pill) from norco 2x ever 4 hrs per day (numerous other meds) about 1 month ago and is having much more pain than usual. Taking the usual vultarin, flexeril, etc but pain meds just dont seem to work for him. Are the norco stronger?? He goes to his pain doctor in about 10 days and I offered to check with you guys for him. Pls help. Dad