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Doctor Switching My Meds Need Info

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Pain Medications
I'm 7 weeks post-op from 2 level PLIF and am still in quite abit of pain! Doc just switched me from lortab 10/500, to percocet 7.5/500. How does the percocet compare to the lortab?

Thanks for the info!


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  • Lortab is Hydrocodone with acetaminophen

    Percocet is Oxycodone with acetaminophen

    He may be trying to see if the Oxycodone gives you better relief.

  • Percocet is a stronger med as "C" stated. Yes the mg of the pain med is less but it is a stronger med. If at all possible I would ask your doc for the percocet 7.5/325. that way you are only taking 325mg of acetaminophen. My NS had me on Norco (hydrocodone) because it has only 325 mg of acetaminophen in it. He is now switching me to JUST Methadone. He is one of those docs that thinks if you can take something without the tylenol(acetaminophen) in it it is better. However I dont know how crazy I am about it.
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  • I think that I have heard 5mg of percocet would be the equivalent of 10mg vicodin
  • Remember oxycodone is 33 percent stonger per mG (compared with hydrocodone) which should keep you in the same range of pain relief.
  • Add to it the fact that some people get better relief from one vs the other, regardless of strength.

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  • from oxycodone than hydrocodone. I sure hope it helps you get some relief! Take care of yourself. :)))
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