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Friday, October 21, 2011 markgold, Community Member, asks

Q: can I take percoset and norco on the same day

I have been taking percosets for neck and back pain for awhile. I had been taking norco before. I want to know if there is any danger in taking both in the same day as I am out of percosets

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10/21/11 6:54pm

Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Percocet contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are two similar opioids; one is derived from thebaine and one from codeine and thebaine.

 

Given their similarity its perhaps not surprising that a Drug Interactions checker at Drugs.com does not give any interactions between these two drugs. They do state, though, that you should always check with your doctor to be sure. Your doctor should be aware of all medications you are taking as well. 

 

Be careful with your acetaminophen loads; the maximum dose of acetaminophen for healthy adults without alcohol use has been 4,000 mgs  but an FDA panel recommended that that be lowered because of concerns about liver damage. 

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By markgold, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/21/11, First Published: 10/21/11