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Monday, July 06, 2009 wantingtoknow59, Community Member, asks

Q: which of the hydrocodone is stronger the 5/325 or the 5/500 tabs

my husband had knee replacement and he has one old pill he has not finished and then the new ones just trying to find out if i toss the old and start the new or just finsh the old?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/ 6/09 6:44am

There's very little difference between them.  Both have 5 mg of hydrocodone.  The only difference is in the amount of acetaminophen – one has 325 mg and the other has 500 mg.  The purpose of the acetaminophen is to boost the pain-relieving effects of the hydrocodone.  While technically, the 5/500 are a tiny bit stronger, I doubt the difference would be noticeable. 

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Want2bCLEAN, Community Member
7/ 6/09 9:21pm

I believe that 5/500 apap is..... Vicodin es is the next one up after 5/500...

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Want2bCLEAN, Community Member
7/ 6/09 9:24pm

I believe that 5/500 apap is..... Vicodin es is the next one up after 5/500...be careful ... it's a Legg shaker.

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By wantingtoknow59, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 07/06/09