Is Fentanyl 50 Mg Stronger Than 70 Mg Of Vicodin?

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Asked by michele37

Is Fentanyl 50 Mg Stronger Than 70 Mg Of Vicodin?

Answer

Your question is a bit unusual and several aspects of it concern me.

As a general rule, fentanyl is much stronger than Vicodin, which is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. However, are you talking about fentanyl tablets or the transdermal patch? That makes a big difference.

Also, Vicodin doesn't come in 70 mg. dosages. The only dosage the brand name Vicodin comes in is 5/500 (5 mg. hydrocodone and 500 mg acetaminophen). The highest dosage any brand of hydrocodone/acetaminophen medication comes in is 10/650. The maximum number of tablets that should be taken in a 24-hour period is 6, which would total 60 mg of hydrocodone/acetaminophen. So 70 mg of Vicodin is more than should be taken in a day.

The other thing that concerns me is that it would be highly unusual for a doctor to prescribe fentanyl if you've been on Vicodin without trying other strengths of pain medications first.

If you'd like to give me more information as to why you're asking about these two specific medications, perhaps I could better help you.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards