Skip to Content

Which is stronger percocet or vicodin?

Responses (1)

DzooBaby 5 Jul 2011

Different people will give you different answers. Some feel Vicodin is stronger, some feel percocet is. The government puts drugs into schedules depending on the abuse potential. Percocet has oxycodone as its active opioid ingredient along with acetaminophen. Oxycodone is a schedule 2 drug which has a higher abuse potential. Vicodin contains hydrocodone as the active opioid ingredient along with acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a schedule 3 drug which has moderate abuse potential. So the oxycodone is considered to be the stronger drug with the higher abuse potential. However that doesnt mean that Vicodin cant be abused. It is actually one of the most abused drugs in the US right now. But that could be due to the fact that as a schedule 3 drug it is prescribed more often. Both drugs are very good at relieving pain, so it is really a matter of preference as to which works better for one individual.

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

Ok heres another 1?

Posted 9 Feb 2010 1 answer

I need help with my pain?

Posted 6 Nov 2010 4 answers

Help finding a Dr in PA to prescribe pain meds?

Posted 24 Mar 2011 3 answers

What would cause my feet ankles and calves to swell?

Posted 20 Sep 2012 4 answers