I work on orthopedics and pain meds are big on my floor! What is the difference and in your opinion and which medication is stronger?
I know percocet is oxycodone/tylenol and lortab is hydrocodone/tylenol...which is better? Fentanyl/Morphine/Dilaudid/Demerol what's the difference? Patients ask me often which is the best choice. Percocet vs Lortab? Agh...so many choices!!
And I dont know how to respond when patients ask
Jul 17, '08
From my experience:
Percocet is stronger than lortab.
Fentanyl is the strongest, followed by dilaudid, then morphine.
I've used demerol once, so I'm not very familiar with its efficacy; but my understanding is that it is similar to morphine in terms of pain relief, perhaps a little stronger (due to its fast onset)...
Last edit by kmoonshine on Jul 17, '08