Originally Posted by JamesKToke
Oxycodone is about 25% more potent than hydrocodone
(Vicodin), but they are also not the same drug
. Oxy is not just more potent version of hydro, they have slight differences. My secret friend actually likes hydrocodone better, by quite a bit. While oxy has more potent sedating effects and a stronger "physical euphoria
", hydrocodone actually is more likely to have effects directly on one's mood, id est with oxy it may improve one's mood because of the good feeling, but with hydro it is more likely than oxy to induce "mental euphoria".
First, I would like to say Oxycodone
is generally considered to be approx 2x as strong as Hydrocodone. If you check the internet health and medication sites you can find conparison charts. They sometimes disagree on the exact comparison but I have yet to see one that says that Oxycodone is only 25% stronger. One chart I saw compared everything to morphine
. It said that hydrocodone was 0.6 times as strong as morphine, while Oxycodone is 1.5 to 2.0 times as strong as morphine.
FYI, my source for this is xxxx.
Second, while I clearly agree that Oxycodone and Hydrocodone have different effects, those effects can vary from person to person. SWIM
has found that Hydrocodone make them laid back and content, while Oxycodone has an almost a speed like effect and can make them a little irratable. The Oxy is great for getting things done, like work around the house, while the Hydro makes for a day of sitting around daydreaming. But that is just SWIM, Jamesktoke seems to have an opposite reaction. When it come to opiates
, it is often hard to generalize when it comes to effects. It is not just that some people enjoy different kinds of effects than other people, some people actually experience different effects than other people when using the same substance.