After a tummy tuck what would you prescribe your patient? oxycodon or percocets?
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Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab, and Norco are all brand names for the generic hydrocodone with added Tylenol.
These medications are both commonly prescribed after surgery.
In my experience, it is rare to prescribe straight oxycodone or hydrocodone after a routine surgery. There are always exceptions with patient allergies and intolerances and medication history.
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After a tummy tuck what would you prescribe your patient? oxycodone or percocets?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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I personally prescribe Vicodin for my patients although there is nothing wrong at al with Percocet. I just find that patients tend to complain that Percocet makes them a bit more "loopy" and Vicodin is just a little better tolerated. Hope this helps.
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