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    Percocet vs Oxycodone

    Dr. ordered percocet drugstore gave me oxycodone. The oxycodone didn't work so I looked up both drugs and I think they are different. I am reading that percocet has aceto. and oxcodone in it, while oxycodone is just oxycodone without the acetomyicin(sp).

    I called the drug store and was told the percocet was too expensive so they gave me oxycodone and that they are the same.

    Are they the same???The oxycodone did not work on me. Perhaps I am misunderstanding what I am reading......

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    #2
    i looked at my script and my
    script says oxycodone w/apap 5/325
    the bottle says oxycodone and acetaminophen 5mg/325 mg
    on the rx list for percocet.
    percocet :Each tablet of Percocet contains:

    Acetaminophen: 325 mg
    Oxycodone HCl 5 mg*

    *5 mg oxycodone HCl is equivalent to 4.4815 mg

    oxycodone.

    what dose was prescribed or taken?
    cauda equina

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      #3
      Wow,

      Never knew oxycodone was percocet with acetamimohpen but then again I have never been prescribed it. I learn so much when I come the the CC forums.

      thanks,
      Leia

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        #4
        Oxycodone is a narcotic. It is not in a combination preparation. Here is the drug information. It usually comes in a 5 mg. tablet:

        http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic2/oxyco.htm

        Percocet is a combination drug of 5 mg. oxycodone and 500 mg. acetominiphine (Tylenol):

        http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/oxyapap.htm

        While the additional Tylenol may help the drug work a little better, it is also important to remember that prolonged, long term use of high doses of Tylenol can damage both your kidneys and liver. Depending on how much of this you take, you might actually be better off taking the plain oxycodone.

        This is NOT the same drug, and the pharmacist should not have switched it without consulting with your physician. I would call them back (speak to a pharmacists, not a tech) and complain, and also discuss this with your physician. You may want to change pharmacies. It would also be important to see if your insurance coverage for drugs covers both of these medications.

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          i had a pharmacist that was a long time friend and long time pharmacist, she called the doctor to get me changed from the original percocet script of 500mg ACAP to 350 mg ACAP, one is a tablet one is a capsule. she was concerned with the extra ACAP in the capsules for the reasons SCI nurse mentioned. they both had the same 5mg oxycodone
          cauda equina

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            #6
            Thank you all!

            Definitely was our drug store's error. They did a substitution. I am going to another drug store now but I did give them a lecture about changing rx's.

            Funny thing is, that acetominiphine (Tylenol) makes the pain med work much better. I don't usually use pain meds but due to some surgery I needed temporary pain control.

            Oh, insurance was not an issue, as I don't have perscription coverage.

            Thanks again!

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              #7
              The purpose of the combination is to combine the effects of the narcotic and the Tylenol for a better pain relief effect. I just caution against frequent, routine use of Tylenol or NSAIDs with these drugs due to the harmful effect they can have on the kidneys and liver. They do often make the pain relief better though.

              (KLD)
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #8
                I meant to say thank you, sorry so late.!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  Oxycodone is a narcotic. It is not in a combination preparation. Here is the drug information. It usually comes in a 5 mg. tablet:

                  (KLD)

                  Actually oxycodone is in several different forms. There is oxycodone with acetaminophen which is Percocet and oxycodone with aspirin which is Percadan. It is also available as oxycontin (a sustained release formulation of oxycodone). It is not uncommon to see combination products to be approved after the FDA approves the first NDA (new drug application). What people don’t realize is that a lot of work goes on behind the scenes at pharmacies. A common scenario at the time is for the patient’s insurance to not cover Percocet (or refuse to pay for Percocet until another drug ie: plain oxycodone has been tried first). In such cases it is not uncommon to call the physician to change the Rx to oxycodone by itself.

                  Thanks,
                  UNC Doctor of Pharmacy Student
                  Class of 2013

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cindy View Post
                    Dr. ordered percocet drugstore gave me oxycodone. The oxycodone didn't work so I looked up both drugs and I think they are different. I am reading that percocet has aceto. and oxcodone in it, while oxycodone is just oxycodone without the acetomyicin(sp).

                    I called the drug store and was told the percocet was too expensive so they gave me oxycodone and that they are the same.

                    Are they the same???The oxycodone did not work on me. Perhaps I am misunderstanding what I am reading......

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                    no cindy, don't do any of them, send them all to me and I will dispose of them properly

                    i know when my doc gave me them, i got the generic ones also
                    We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                    Ronald Reagan

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                      #11
                      street drug dealers and users try to get plain oxycodone, the higher the doseage the better. The abusers can't break down the med to seperate the tylenol out getting the intense high they crave. When prescribed w/out tylenol addicts are snorting, shooting and on the TV show Intervention an addict was melting the pill chasing it around with a lighter and foil mixed with crystal meth the new 'speed ball' way to die. I see down the line people needing them due to misuse. Yes, many will still abuse those with tylenol but they still aren't a 'street drug of choice'.
                      PS Percocet and Endocet are the same. A Pharmacist won't change it if tylenol was on the origional. He/She can only give the generic of what's prescribed.

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                        #12
                        i have about 10 niceces and nephews in their twenties
                        last year, when the dr gave me Percocets 500mg
                        they just laughed, said the dose wasn't worth it, they could get better and cheaper off the streets
                        We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                        Ronald Reagan

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                          #13
                          Just to throw out another name, I'm using oxycocet. Which again is Oxycodone with acetaminophen.

                          Nurse KLD, I take 1.5 tablets per day and asked my doctor if I should worry about kidney/liver damage after reading your warning. He said no. Does that amount raise a red flag with you?

                          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                          The purpose of the combination is to combine the effects of the narcotic and the Tylenol for a better pain relief effect. I just caution against frequent, routine use of Tylenol or NSAIDs with these drugs due to the harmful effect they can have on the kidneys and liver. They do often make the pain relief better though.

                          (KLD)

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                            #14
                            oxycodone and percocet

                            Originally posted by Van Quad View Post
                            Just to throw out another name, I'm using oxycocet. Which again is Oxycodone with acetaminophen.

                            Nurse KLD, I take 1.5 tablets per day and asked my doctor if I should worry about kidney/liver damage after reading your warning. He said no. Does that amount raise a red flag with you?
                            Hi my name is Tracy Strock. Im new to this web site so please bare with me!! Anyways , iv been on pain medicine since 1998.....so approximently 14yrs. I am now seeing a new Dr. Bcuz i moved. He has me on percocet 10/325 and also oxycodone 15mg. I honestly dont get any pain relief if i just take the oxycodone 15s but when taken with or inbetween my percocet doses makes all the difference in the world. I was taking more of my percocets and Dr. Said its too dangerous to take that much because of the anasitaminophen in the percocets so thats why he also perscribes me the oxycodone 15s. I do hav a serious question tho if anybody can please help me with??!! They drug/pee test me when i go to my appt. My question is , can i fail my piss tests if i only hav percocets in my system?? I mean are they able to tell if i hav both percs and oxycodones in my system?? I mean since theyr basicly the same drug minus the anacetaminophen in the percs?? Ok so i usually run out of my oxycodone 15s ALOT earlier then my next appointment so when i piss for them i only hav percocets in my system! So can i fail my test then??

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                              #15
                              Piss test for pain pills! Land of the free my ass!

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