Not Medical Advice: Oxycodone is stronger than hydrocodone (Lortab) and it has a greater analgesic effect.
Oxycodone and hydrocodone are both opioid pain medications that belong to the group of drugs called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone is used to treat chronic pain. The drug has a high potential for abuse that may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Hydrocodone is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain, rheumatoid arthritis, cough and it belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations. Abuse of this drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
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