Hydrocodone vs Oxycodone which is stronger? ?

I have been perscribed with both Hydrocodone and Oxycodone for TMJ and pain reasons. To me a 5mg Vicodin (Hydro) is about the same as a 5mg Percoset (Oxycodone). I have looked up the equivilancys and it seems like Oxycodone is a little bit stronger but I dont know for sure. I have gotten answers from 5mg oxy = 5mg hydro to oxycodone is twice as strong as hydro.

They are different chemicals and have slightly different effects I guess but is there an equivilancy chart somewhere.

Both hydro and oxy are sold by people that I know, with Vicodin they are all around the same price even if its a 5mg, 7.5mg, or 10mg. Percs go for more depending on the miligram, and is usually more pricey. If 1mg hydro = 1mg oxycodone then why dont people buy hydros if they can get the 10mg for the same price as a 5mg percoset?

Anyways thanks I dont know if there is any answer but I have searched for this alot and am planning on becoming a Pharmasist so I know alot about these things. If you dont know the answer or dont have anything to say that will help me please dont respond but if you do that would be awesome.

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Oxycodone is a schedule II

    Hydrocodone is schedule III

    Oxycodone is suppose to be stronger.

  • Rosa
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    As you have been reading in other answer hydrocodone is the active ingredient in lortabs, lorcet, vicoden, vicoprophen, etc. It comes in 5mg. 7.5mg. 10 mg. depending on the product you are prescribed and is always combined with another product like tylenol or ibuprophen. It is a class III narcotic which means it can be called in to a pharmacy or refilled. Oxycodone is the active ingredient in percocets and percodans (which contain 5 mg oxycodone plus tylenol or asprin) and other fast release varieties. It can be obtained without combined ingredients and comes in at least 5mg, 15mg, 30mg, pure form. It also comes in the slow release form known as Oxycontin 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg, and I think 160mg. Oxycodone in all forms is a Class II narcotic which requires an original prescription each time(in the US). Oxycodone is 5 times stronger or more than Hydrocodone. Be careful, Oxycodone is one of the most addicting pain killer out there, a friend of mine toke an 80mg of pure Oxycodone (Oxycontin) and she died. Millions of people are addicted to it and some say is as strong as heroin , even better.

  • 1 decade ago


    Of course, what if you're comparing Hydrocodone 7.5 to oxycodone 5? It's hard to say!

    Oxycodone is CII, and hydrocodone is CIII (CI is contraband).

    (You're not taking both, are you?!?! Is that safe?)

    Source(s): This is in no way a professional opinion.
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oxycodone! It's basically synthetic heroin.

  • 1 decade ago

    OXYCODONE would be my awnser

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