Could someone tell me the difference between codein and hydrocodone? Thanks
codeine is the basic drug
hydrocodone is an altered form of it, with higher cough suppressant properties, and stronger. Five mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to 30 mg of codeine when administered orally.
If you are taking it for cough, watch out for constipation. And for that reason, try to limit it's use.
Thanks so much to both of you. That answers my question.
Hydrocodone is a pain killer. Has nothing to do with cough suppressant. It is substituted for Vicadin.
codein and hydrocodone are both used as cough suppressants.
I copied this:
Chlorpheniramine and Hydrocodone
Generic Name: Chlorpheniramine and Hydrocodone (klor-fen-EER-a-meen and hye-droe-KOE-done)
Drug Class: Cough/Cold Combinations
I hope this can answer you question.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Other medications with hydrocodone
Yes, hydrocodone is used in the cough syrup Tussinex. It works well on the many people that are allergic to Codeine. You are right, hydrocodone (Vicodin) IS a pain killer, but also used in liquid form for cough.
Hydrocodone (Vicoden) comes in 2 streangths 5/500 and 7.5/750 the 5 or 7.5 stands for that amount on codeine in it and the other number is the milligrams of acetiminophen (Tylenol). If you take vicoden becareful how much Tylenol you take in addition to it. Tylenol is very hard on the liver.