The biggest difference between the opioid ingredients in these two drugs, hydrocodone and oxycodone, is strength. Oxycodone is considered to be more potent than hydrocodone. Thus, Percocet is stronger than Vicodin.What is the difference between Percocet and oxycodone?
Actually percocet and oxycodone hcl are slightly different. Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen together. Medicine labled as oxycodone is only the oxy with no acetaminophen. Brand name oxy w/o acetaminophen is usually sold under the name Roxicodone. Then, Oxycontin is just an extended release version of oxycodone hcl.What is the maximum dosage of oxycodone?
For chronic pain in opioid-naïve patients, initial oxycodone controlled-release tablet dosing is 10 milligrams orally every 12 hours, titrated up to 40 milligrams every 12 hours based on patient response. The maximum daily dose (MDD) of oxycodone is 80 milligrams and maximum single dose, 40 milligrams in opioid-naive patients.