What Is The Difference Between Oxycodone And Hydrocodone

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my Dr has changed my medication fron norco to percocet, and now my feet and ankles are swelling severely. What is the difference between hydrocodone and oxycodone?

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Verwon Says:

They are both narcotic analgesics, however, the Oxycodone is stronger than they Hydrocodone.

Oxycodone, by itself, doesn't usually cause peripheral edema, however, it could be the Acetaminophen, since it can sometimes cause people to retain fluids and, if that is what is causing it, it would have also happened with the Norco.

Have you consulted your doctor?

Whenever edema occurs, it is very important to discover what is causing it, since it can be a sign of other serious medical conditions. Even swelling of the feet and legs can be a sign of congestive heart failure.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Peripheral_edema/­

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Percocet/­

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Erica V Says:

This isn't listed as a common side effect in most of the literature, but I've heard anecdotal evidence of oxycodone causing peripheral edema and have had the exact same symptom myself after switching from Norco to oxycodone. I had no adverse side effects from the Norco, but was switched to oxycodone because the Norco wasn't providing sufficient pain control. After a week or so I noticed what I thought was weight gain, but then a week after that I experienced significant pitting edema in my feet and ankles - my toes swelled until they looked like sausages, and I had to wear flip-flops because none of my shoes fit. I had some success with potassium and calcium supplements, but edema is a sign of more serious issues and shouldn't be ignored. You should definitely speak with your doctor about it, and ask about alternatives to the oxycodone. Also, you might want to consider medication without acetaminophen (it's actually worse for your liver than the oxycodone itself), or at least take NAC (n-acetylcysteine) and milk thistle supplements (available at GNC) to counteract some of the harmful effects of acetaminophen on your liver. Just be sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you take.

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Susan Says:

After back surgery I was originally given vicodin, but it made me feel drowsy so I was then percocet. To my surprise the percocet woke me up and made me feel more normal Can anyone give me the reason why as I thought these were similar medications.

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PAUL WILSON Says:

PERCOCET IS FROM MY KNOWLEDGE OXYCODONE MIXED WITH A DRUG LIKE ASPRIN,TYLENOL ETC. HYDROCODONE IS A SIMILIAR OPIATE MIXED WITH TYLENOL. PERCOCET IS DOSE I,E 10 MG PERCOCET IS STRONGER THAN A 10 MG HYDROCODONE AND PERCOCET IS I AM TOLD MORE PRONE TO ADDICTION BECAUSE IT IS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OXYNCONTIN WHICH IS SO POPULAR IN THE PAIN PILL WORLD. SOMETIMES PRESCRIBED IN HIGH DOSES LIKE 80 MG AND TOLD TO TAKE WHOLE DO NOT CRUSH CHEW ETC BECAUSE YOU GET A VERY HIGH DOSE OF THE MEDICATION RELEASED IMMEDIATELY, COULD BE FATAL.

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john Says:

Does acetylcystiene counteract opiods as well as apap

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Joy Says:

I'm prescribed hydrocodon and missed dr. app. was out of meds and took a few percocts same miligrams can they tell the differance in a blood test between the two

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fentagurl Says:

They most certainly CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE in testing.

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James Says:

Yes, they can tell the difference. Just be honest with your Dr.. Trust level between your Dr., and yourself is very important. Good luck.

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Grrrrr Says:

Ask for the oxycodone without Tylenol and hopefully your swelling symptoms go away, either way tell your doctor what's going on asap.. Good Luck

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Maryann Says:

My mom has being on oxycodone and she has swollen ankles how can she make the swelling go down

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Molly Says:

Not taking hydrocodone any more I had found same symptoms as you did with the swelling of toes feet ankles
I am now on Tramodol ? Which is lower
Dosage from Hydrocodone and swelling seems to have gone in my toes and feet. Like you I couldn't put
My shoes on. I am using Arnica
Gel which is good for swelling. It helps
To bring it down it's a natural gel
Sunflower seed oil in it.

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Sophia Says:

Even after using tramadol for prescription pain relief...only 10 mg 2x daily...I had a grand mal seizure and stroke linked back to it. No family history. Severe osteoarthritis so switched to norco drug family immediately. Dr prescribing and pharmacist filling were well educated.

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SPBackPain Says:

Being a Chronic back pain sufferer I do know the difference in these medications. Since most Rx companies pay for Generic drugs we do not see the name Vicodin or Lortab often but we do see Hydrocodone and Oxycodone often because they are generic names. The other key is whether or not the Narcotic is mixed with Tylenol or Aspirin or Motrin or by itself with out.

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Grannie Teresa Says:

Could be the tylenol, I experienced the same with my feet .sat in reclinerand propped up my feet on pillows .

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Mike Says:

Tramadol does not work at all for me.I would not recommend it.

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Rodney Says:

Oxycodone works much better than hydrocodone but the withdrawal is worse

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Natasha Says:

Get water pill at Walgreens but drink water it will make her urinate all water retained

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Roro Says:

Good luck with that oxicodone without added otc ingridiant is oxxicoton and considered very addictive and much more dangerous

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Oxycodename Says:

To make swelling in the legs/ankles go down, elevate your feet above your heart. This can be accomplished by lying down and propping up your legs using a pillow or 2.

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DR Oxy Says:

Re: Roro (# 18) Expand Referenced Message

How about you learn what you're talking about. First it is oxycodone not oxicodone and it's oxycontin not oxiicottin. I'm not sure where your brain went but you need to get a refund ticket for the brain your borrowing... I wish people would understand the right terms.

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