View Full Version : Pecoset vs Vicodan
My father is battling bone cancer and I am tring to find out the best pain reliever for him. He is on Vicodin 750. Years ago I personally tried Vicodin, Tylenol 4 and percoset. I Know the chemical makeup is similar but am curious if one works better than any other. My memory is foggy but I could swear the percosets were a little better for pain relief. Feeling of well being also seemed to be better. I would welcome opinions from professinals as well as users of opiates.
05-25-2006, 10:51 PM
Percocet worked better for me, but that was with post-op pain, not cancer pain. That's some rough stuff to deal with. I hope you can find something to help make him comfortable. BTW, all generics of Percocet are not created equal. I found that out big time after my surgery a few years ago. I had been getting my meds from one pharmacy, then went to a different one for some reason. I took 2 of the new generic percocets at night, and the next morning I couldn't even stand up without leaning on the wall. I was in bad enough shape I had to call into work and I never took 2 of that bottle again.
05-26-2006, 01:19 AM
John, I'm sorry to hear about your Dad.
Between percocet and vicodin, percocet worked better for me. I hope something is found to help ease his pain.
05-26-2006, 03:28 AM
Sorry to hear about your dad, that's a bummer but try to make him as comfortable as possible. Percocets are better, I think, but if he is in serious pain maybe you should go with something stronger? Vicodin HPs are better than Percocets.
05-26-2006, 08:01 AM
Any oncologist should really know about the wonderful relief that can be obtained with the contins,like oxy or ms.these DO work extremely well on cancer pain(cancer pain used to be the only real condition that oxycontin was actually Rxed for).I would really have an in depth chat with his doc at this point.these types of the long acting narcotics would also help avoid that roller coaster ride of the short acting ones.by the time its actually time for that next short acting dose,the pain is usually pretty much back at almost full capasicty and has to be calmed down all over again.at least with the contins,this doesn't usually happen.just a thought.really sorry to hear about your dad Derek.I hope things go well for him and he can find something to just make things a bit more comfortable.Marcia
05-26-2006, 10:53 AM
FWIW, I think the version of Percocet I took that seemed stronger was Oxycet, or something similar to that.
05-26-2006, 11:19 AM
znop - After my injury I was prescribed two types of oxycontin, one was long term, 12 hrs, and the other was short term, 4 hrs to be taken for "break through" pain. The twelve hour stuff work ok and the short term would take the edge off any really bad pain. They worked well together.
Sorry about your dad.
05-26-2006, 12:26 PM
its hard to compare medicines since people may be getting different doses.
percocet comes in 5 , 7.5 and 10 mg strengths it also comes in different strengths of Tylenol . i do find the hospital name brand better than the generic i get.
Brand Names: Endocet, Percocet-10/650, Percocet-2.5/325, Percocet-5/325, Percocet-7.5/500, Roxicet, Roxilox, Tylox
Thank you all for the replies. The info was great! My dad is going to talk to his Drs.
As A SCI Life is difficult, but my dad is my true hereo and mentor. At 80 years old he is doing well despite a slew of maladies. he has bone cancer, parkinson's disease , heart problems and needs both knees replaced. He never complains and only started taking pain meds a short time ago. He has taught me that staying busy is an integral part of pain relief. I have terrible burning pain as well as back and neck pain, By staying busy it seems the brain can be fooled for awhile and pain is tolerable. My worst times are trying to get to sleep.
I am on ambien, neurontin, reguipp( for restless leg syndrome) and klonopin(myoclonus) . Im take no pain meds as stomach and bowels do not like long term use.
Thanks agian for your responses and have a good day