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Q: what is the difference between hydroco/apap tab 7.5-325 and apap/codeine tab 300-30mg?

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Cort, Health Guide
10/30/12 7:57pm

The amount of acetaminophen in each is similar (300-325 mg) and the main difference is the amount of opioid pain reliever (codeine - 30 mg/hydrocodone - 7.5 mgs). It may seem that you're getting more of the opioid pain reliever with the codeine but since hydrcodone is about 5 x's stronger you're actually getting about the same amount in both...

 

So far as pain relief they're both quite similar. 

 

 

 

 

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By Jean, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/30/12, First Published: 10/29/12