Is 20mg Of Oxycodone Hcl Stronger Than Hydrocodone

Mama D Says:

&I have been on hydrocodone 10 /325 : 4 to 5 times a day taken 1 every 6 hours. I've taken it for 6 years. In the beginning it worked great for my breakthrough pain but eventually it stopped being as effective, so my doctor switched me to 10 milligrams of oxycodone hcl 3 times a day Just recently but 10 milligrams did not seem to be enough,So I began taking 20 milligrams in the morning and 20 milligrams in the evening sometimes needing 10 milligrams during the night if I wake up in pain. Is the oxycodone hcl that I'm taking comparable to the hydrocodone 10/325 that I was taking, or is the dosage of oxycodone hcl seem excessive & much stronger Because although the 20 mg Dosage works better than the hydrocodone did, It still seems that I may need 10 mg more for the pain to be tolerable. Would 30 grams 3 times a day be reasonable to take for breakthrough pain? Please answer as quickly as possible. Thank You

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Mama D! How are you?

Yes, Oxycodone is stronger than Hydrocodone according to the conversions listed by the FDA and NIH. You'd only need 6.67mgs of it for each 10mgs of Hydrocodone.

However, before adjusting the dosage on your own, you should speak to your doctor, they may want to adjust the dosage you are prescribed.

The FDA classifies this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Tracey Says:

I take MS Contin which works. I have been on many meds for break through. Right know I am on Perocet 10/325. Couple things I would like to get off anything to avoid Tylenol products. The second I need something little stronger , but not sure which way to go. I have on things like Diluid 8 mg which was way to strong.

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giest Says:

it work's good for me the 10 oxy but don't get in habit just because it the six hour mark is coming try doing half and if didn't do it next time 3/4 try a glass of grapejuce but do it when you're going to be up just in case you get a bad reaction

reaction to it .May help with a lower dose

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giest Says:

don't get in the habit of using the 10 tablet,of oxy just cuz the six hour mark is coming up because if you can live with a lower dose with the pain because when the pain really gets bad you'll be glad you did get used to taking the 10 milligram tablet maybe try some grapefruit juice at a lower dose during the day when you're awake and alert it might last longer

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Janny Suer Says:

Your dr can prescribe Percocet without Tylenol. The Tylenol is supposed to help the meds last longer. If you're worried about the Tylenol just talk to your dr about it

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Funko Says:

I've been on 10/325 percocet 2 pills, 3-4 times a day for a few years now. I wish I could get off of the Tylenol addition to them but I've tried 15 and 20mg Oxycodone that have no Tylenol and it's like I didn't take anything. For my pain I'd rather deal with the repercussions of Tylenol since it helps me so much more than just straight oxycodone but everyone is different. I should also add I'm on a 75mcg fentanyl patch every 3 days. I wish I never got on these meds but I do have severe pain and can't imagine the pain I'd be in without them since even with all the meds I'm never fully pain free.

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