what is stronger...Tylenol 3 w?codeine or Lortab?????

scarlet Community Member December 03, 2007
  • Need to know what is stronger and better for cronic pain? Tylenol 3 w/codeine or Lortabs?? Anybody??

    Thanks

    L. C.T.

    p.s. and what is the difference 

9 Comments
  • Grace
    Feb. 16, 2012

    I have suffered a severe injury and i have undergone neurosurgery and trust me when i tell you i have tried every pain medication to end my agony to find what works best. Trully the answer is finding a doctor who will work with you to let you try each to see what works best. Every pain suffering patient is different and as another posted it is in...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have suffered a severe injury and i have undergone neurosurgery and trust me when i tell you i have tried every pain medication to end my agony to find what works best. Trully the answer is finding a doctor who will work with you to let you try each to see what works best. Every pain suffering patient is different and as another posted it is in how your body reacts to the medication. I can take vicodin and it will not work for me as an example and i have also taken lortab and it also did not work for me. Once I found the medication that worked i have not altered from that path in years as finding a way to escape chronic pain is something that is not viewed seriously and doctors are too afraid to help patients. Many even think those who take pain medication are addicts. NOt True! Let them live one month in pain with no relief and  then let them judge. My medication only makes me function as i did prior to my injury and pain and i still suffer break through pain at times and i take it regualarly and as perscribed and it lets me live my life. I hope you have a great doctor who is open, caring, and willing to work with you. Mine gave me small quantities at a time long ago until i discovered what worked. True chronic pain sufferers do not get relief from any pain medication even if they are narcotics which is in our country a shame that so many people, doctors, and pain clinics believe. Every person reacts different and finds relief from something that someone else may not. Best to you on your quest to find relief from the pain. I have so much sympathy for those who suffer and sadness in those who do not understand. Also in your quest to find what works the life span and half life of medications makes a difference because they metabolize at different rates.

  • carolsuz
    Sep. 29, 2010

    I would say Loratab and I did a little research and it confirmed it.  Also most people I talk to have side affects from the codeine in tylenol 3.  These include dizziness, naseau and just feeling sick when you take it.  Also if you are allergic you will have all of these and itching.  Loratab has none of these for me but I have all the symptoms...

    RHMLucky777

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    I would say Loratab and I did a little research and it confirmed it.  Also most people I talk to have side affects from the codeine in tylenol 3.  These include dizziness, naseau and just feeling sick when you take it.  Also if you are allergic you will have all of these and itching.  Loratab has none of these for me but I have all the symptoms from tylenol 3 and doctor says I am allergic.  Loratab has codone.

    • Anonymous
      Michael
      Feb. 18, 2013

      Lortab contains Hydrocodone NOT " codone" there's NO such thing!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec. 13, 2007
    Btw Tylenol #3 has 30 mg not 3mg of Codeine
    • Anonymous
      RJR Nurse Pract...
      Feb. 22, 2008
      Thank you!  Let's break it down:  Tylenol #1 typically has 7mg of codeine;  Tylenol#2 has 15mg of codeine.  Tylenoll #3 has 30mg of codeine and Tylenol #4 has 60mg of codeine..  All add 325mg of acetaminophen... which is useless..  Trust me, 60mg of codeine (the closest form to Opium which actually metabolizes in your liver...
      RHMLucky777
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      Thank you!  Let's break it down:  Tylenol #1 typically has 7mg of codeine;  Tylenol#2 has 15mg of codeine.  Tylenoll #3 has 30mg of codeine and Tylenol #4 has 60mg of codeine..  All add 325mg of acetaminophen... which is useless..  Trust me, 60mg of codeine (the closest form to Opium which actually metabolizes in your liver as MORPHINE- which is why you will test positive for morphine) IS much stronger than a Lortab!!!  (OR a percocet for that matter!!) Everyone thinks it stops at Tylenol#3;  There is a Tylenol #4 at twice the potency.  Take up to two every four to six hours and you will send your pain to outter space.  Period.  I know, I have been watching the effects of Ty4/Lortab/Percocet, etc..  at the Hospice clinic I have worked at for the past 15 years!!!  NOBODY has more pain than these folks.
  • Betty Boop Too
    Dec. 06, 2007

    Hello Scarlet

    I figured someon already told you the regular answer to your questions, but I thought maybe you may want to take a look at the drug facts for each as you make your decision.

    Lortab;

    http://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=Lortab&is_main_search=1

     

    Tylenol #3; http://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=Tylenol%20with%20Codeine%20No.3&phrase=all&position=anywhere&language=english&date=anytime&specific_search=0&advanced=0&is_main_search=1&is_inet_search=0&sources[]=consumer...

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    Hello Scarlet

    I figured someon already told you the regular answer to your questions, but I thought maybe you may want to take a look at the drug facts for each as you make your decision.

    Lortab;

    http://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=Lortab&is_main_search=1

     

    Tylenol #3; http://www.drugs.com/search.php?searchterm=Tylenol%20with%20Codeine%20No.3&phrase=all&position=anywhere&language=english&date=anytime&specific_search=0&advanced=0&is_main_search=1&is_inet_search=0&sources[]=consumer

     

    I hope these will help you.

    Take care

    Betty

  • annebeckett
    Dec. 04, 2007
    And bear with me as my commas are hardly working.. If it's a tylenol#3 versus a Lortab or Vicodin 5 mg they are the same.  what matters is how your body reacts to it.  Me?  well codiene is what works for me... but vicodin for whatever reason... no help there at ALL.  So neither is stronger... but they do come in different dosages (tyl...
    RHMLucky777
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    And bear with me as my commas are hardly working.. If it's a tylenol#3 versus a Lortab or Vicodin 5 mg they are the same.  what matters is how your body reacts to it.  Me?  well codiene is what works for me... but vicodin for whatever reason... no help there at ALL.  So neither is stronger... but they do come in different dosages (tyl 2, 3, 4) or Lortab/ Vcodin 5, 7.5..or 10...  So just depends on your body and how you react!  Anne
  • Anonymous
    lynn
    Dec. 04, 2007
      Lortab is stronger than tylenol 3.  What is the strength of the lortab you have, 5/500, 10/500?  Lortab has 5 mg of narcotic and 500 mg of acetimiophine.  Tylenol 3 has 3 mg of narcotic.  I found Norco better for me. It has less acetimiphine (sp) which has been proven to damage your liver.
    • Anonymous
      guest
      Jan. 29, 2014

      actually t3s have 30 mgs of codeine

       

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