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Doctor changed my meds from Norco to Percocet

Go HalosGGo Halos Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Pain Medications
I was taking Norco (10/325mg) every 4 hours and my doctor decided to "titrate" my pain meds to Percocet (5/325mg) every 8 hours. I'm on my second day of this medication change and it certainly doesn't feel like my meds have been increased. Can any of you guys let me know how the dosage of Percocet I'm on now compares to the dosage of Norco I was taking? I know that Percocet is supposed to be a stronger pain med, but 15mg daily doesn't seem like it would compare to 60mg of Hydrocodone.


  • You can find online an opiate narcotic converter table since we're not allowed to post links here. If you're still having pain you could call your Dr. and let him know the new med only lasts for 4-6 hours or whatever the time is.

    I had to return many times to my Dr. to get the right meds for pain relief. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • your meds were drastically decreased

    percocet is stronger than norco but you went from 60mg/day to 15mg/day.
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