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How strong is vicodin 5mg/500mg compared to lortab7.5 or lortab

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How strong is vicodin 5mg/500mg compared to lortab7.5 or lortab 10
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. Wilson :

Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Wilson :

Let me explain

Dr. Wilson :

Vicodin is Lortab - and let me explain the numbers

Dr. Wilson :

The 500mg is 500mg of Tylenol (Acetomenophen)

Dr. Wilson :

The 5mg is 5mg of hydrocodone

Dr. Wilson :

10mg is 10mg of hydrocodone

Dr. Wilson :

and so on

Dr. Wilson :

So, basically The vicodin 5/500 is half as strong as lortab 10/500

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JACUSTOMER-5cdypvxf- :

So the vicodin is just another name for lortab. I ask because I have had two major back surgeries in the last 6 months. The first was my lumbar, had rods and scres from L-5 to L-3 the rest of my lumbar was fused. My last surgery was last wed. thoracic 6-7 was ruptered and pressing on my spinal cord. They sent me home with vicodin 5/500 and percecet 5/500. Didn't think to ask the Doctor about vicotin. I've gotten dizzy the last two days.

Dr. Wilson :

Yes it is.

Dr. Wilson :

When we write prescriptions we can't just write Lortab or Vicodin - in my State for example we are required to write for example Vicodin 10/500 or Lortab 10/500 - which is the exact same drug

Dr. Wilson :

Drugs have many different names.

Dr. Wilson :

Percocet is similar to Lortab and Vicodin, but instead of Hydrocodone, Percocet has oxycodone (basically similar medications)

JACUSTOMER-5cdypvxf- :

Ok, thank you I wasn't real sure and didn't want to wait to find out next day because of me being dizzy.

Dr. Wilson :

Do you have any more questions

Dr. Wilson :

Since you were given these drugs for surgery and they are new to you, it is very common to have reactions like you have such as dizzinenss

Dr. Wilson :

such this is common

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