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Change of Perscription

For the last 3 years my doctor has had me on Vicodene 10-500 4 tabs a day for my bad knees. Yesterday when I saw him amd told him that somtimes I'd double up the doze in the morning to help me get jump started. After hearing that he changed my perscription now to OXYCODONE HCL 15 mg. The reasoning is that these don't use Tylenol to hurt my liver. My question is 1: will they work as good and 2: will I have Vicodene withdrawel? I've never had these before or know of anyone who has. He had me on Darveset and Tramadol years ago but I told him they were garbage and didn't help at all.
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I think you will notice the difference in the medications. Oxycodone is a superior drug when compared to what you were taking. My advice is to not change your dose without first talking with your doctor, some would have discharged you as a patient.
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First of all oxycodone is an opiate and narcotic pain relief medication. You will not go into with drawl if you switch, however percacet aka (oxycodone) DOES indeed still have acetaminophen in it. Idk who t's you it doesn't unless you got roxycodone or the blue oxy condone however they are 30 mg each. And they are far more potent than Vicodin so you will experience more relief. Always look up everything g you're prescribed though, not only does it keep you informed but it keeps you safe (: hope you feel better!
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Oycodone  is in a different class of drugs than Vicodin.  Vicodin is a Schedule III drug and Oxycodone is a Schedule II drug.  It is stronger than Vicodin and probably the reason your doctor prescribed it rather than the hydrocodone (vicodin) is because oxycodone is available in a pure form without acetominophen in it.  Hydrocodone is not.  When taking larger amounts of the Vicodin you are not just getting more Vicodin, you're also getting more acetominophen, which is toxic when you take too much of it.  By taking the oxycodone, you can take either Tylenol or Advil along with it, but you can take it with, say, every OTHER dose so that you don't exceed the toxic level every day.  You will end up with liver problems if you take large amounts of acetominophen and that will be more dangerous to you than larger doses of opiate.  Once a person becomes opiate-tolerant, they can tolerate quite a high dose of opiates safely, it's the acetominophen that will hurt them before the opiate does.  Besides, with the oxycodone being a stronger med than the hydrocodone you will get better pain control.

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Hi! The oxycodone will work well for you if not better than the Vicodin. No,you will not have any withdrawal from the Vicodin .

Hope the new medicine helps you!
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