Is oxycodone without acetaminophen stronger than with?
Is Oxycodone without Acetaminophen stronger than just Oxycodone Hydrochloride? My mother has been on Percocet for years, and for some reason her doctor has now switched her to just Oxycodone. She seems to think that 5mg of her new perscription is stronger than 10 of her old one(Oxy and acetaminophen...perc)! Is this true?
Thats what I thought!!! See, her thinking is that it is more concentrated if it doesn't contain the acetaminophen...I told her 5 mg of Ocycodone is 5mg of Oxycodone no matter if it has Acetamiophen in it or not.
Can you ask her doctor his reasoning for this? I know that some doctors say the opposite--that acetaminophen helps the opioid relieve pain for some reason. Maybe someone else will be on to comment further.
Her doctor probably put her on the plain oxycodone, (typically called roxycodone, but I don't know about that dose) because taking too much acetomenophen is bad for your organs.
The mind is a powerful thing, though, and if she feels that it's stronger, then it may be best not to tell her it's not. Sometimes we can trick ourselves into thinking medication is working better or worse than it really is.
I had a doctor tell me once that 10mg percocet was almost as strong as 30 roxycodone. In that case it was not. My MIL has taken both and she feels that two percoset 10 are equal to one roxycodone 30.
Personally I don't know if it is because when I was on percoset it was only 1 at a time.
I said the same thing! Mind over matter. She had me going for a minute, hence my post lol. 5mg is mg, same drug just without acetaminophen right?! I won't tell her, because your right...if she feels as if she needs less, this is a great thing! Thanks!
Oxycodone 5mg is not stronger than Oxycodone 10mg with acetaminophen. The acetaminophen has nothing to do with the strength of the oxycodone. However as suggested above it may be that her physician is concerned about the long term effects of acetaminophen.
The mind is powerful. I believe in being truthful with ppl especially when it comes to their health care. I wouldn't encourage you to lie to her but if she doesn't ask you're not being untruthful.
And Peek... the stories of your funny Mr Peek always makes me laugh! :)
The oxycodone or roxicodone brand is just the smae as the percocet.
I too agree that the mind is very powerful and if she believes it is stronger
and controls her pain that is great!
I do agree with Tuck that you should be honest if asked.
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