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What is the difference between Tylenol 3 and Percocet?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Sep 20, 2020

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Isabel Mathew

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Isabel Mathew, Software engineer, BS(Bachelor of Science), Austin,Texas

Answered Jul 23, 2020

There are many painkillers on the market that can help relieve the pain a person feels in their body. The different painkillers can be used to treat different symptoms of pain. Two of the type of painkillers on the market are Tylenol 3 and Percocet. One of the main differences between them is the type of ingredients that it has.

Tylenol 3 includes codeine, caffeine, and acetaminophen. Percocet includes the ingrediants of Paracetamol and Ocycodone. Another difference between them is the level of pain that it treats. Tylenol 3 treats moderate pain, while Percocet is used to treat stronger, acute pain.

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P. Halah

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

For those who are not too aware, Tylenol 3 stands for acetaminophen or codeine. This is a type of drug that is normally used for pain so that it will help reduce the discomfort that people are feeling. Percocet is also known as oxycodone. This is a type of opioid combination drug that is also being used in order to get rid of the pain. One difference between the two is the type of pain that they are meant to treat. Tylenol 3 is meant to treat pain that is light to moderate, while Percocet is expected to be used for pain that can be considered to be moderate to really heavy. People may experience different levels of pain, depending on their medical condition or an accident.
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Answered Jul 13, 2020

Tylenol 3 and Percocet are both pain relievers but that does not mean both are the same. In fact, there are a lot of differences between the two. One of the areas where both can be differentiated is by comparing the various constituents of the two drugs. Tylenol 3 contains three major active substances, caffeine, codeine, and acetaminophen. In contrast, Percocet contains Oxycodone and Paracetamol. Unlike Tylenol 3 that is used mostly in treating mild to moderate pain, Percocet works perfectly for moderate to severe acute pain.

Tylenol 3 and Percocet are both pain relievers but that does not mean both are the same. In fact,
This is because Tylenol 3 has been found out to be a less strong pain reliever compared to Percocet. However, due to the high efficacy of Percocet, it cannot be bought over the counter, but you can easily get Tylenol 3 over the counter if you need it. Although, the recommended dose of the two drugs is 1-2 pills, but Tylenol 3 is usually prescribed to be taken every 4 hours, whereas Percocet is usually prescribed to be taken every 6 hours.

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