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Differences Between Oxycodone and Suboxone

Oxycodone vs Suboxone

Oxycodone is a drug used to alleviate moderate to severe pain. It is an opioid having similar actions as that of the Morphine. But abusing this drug can cause addiction, and one of the drugs to alleviate your Oxycodone addiction is Suboxone.

This habit-forming drug, Oxycodone, should only be taken with a prescription from your doctor. Since it can be addictive, placing it in a very secure place will help so that others won’t be tempted to take it. Though Oxycodone can help you relieve your pain, it can pose a dangerous risk to your life if you drink alcohol while taking it. If you do so, you may possibly experience life-threatening side effects that will lead to death.

Just to be on the safer side, do not take Oxycodone without the prescription from your doctor. Read your doctor’s prescription, the drug label, and other special considerations before taking it. Among the side effects that Oxycodone can cause is impaired reasoning. So it is not advisable to drive or operate other forms of machinery when you are taking this drug. Also, it is not advisable to stop using the drug immediately. It can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Among the less serious side effects of Oxycodone include: constipation, nausea, dizziness, headache, itching, dry mouth, and sweating. The more serious side effects include: convulsions, cold, clammy skin, brachycardia, difficulty in breathing, and severe weakness.

To lessen the chances of acquiring the above-mentioned side effects, you need to religiously follow the advice of your doctor. Drink plenty of water to avoid constipation. Don’t crush your tablet or inject it to your veins. These actions have proven to be fatal.

Since not all individuals listen to their doctor’s orders, they have developed an Oxycodone addiction. As we have said earlier, Suboxone is the common drug used to get rid of your addiction. Suboxone is a medication with Buprenorphine and Naloxone components. The Buprenorphine component is an opioid too; however, it can only produce less-euphoric effects. The Naloxone component blocks the effects of Buprenorphine. In turn, both components of Suboxone help each other in delivering the desired effects of the drug.

Like Oxycodone, if you stop using Suboxone immediately, you can develop other withdrawal symptoms. On the other hand, if you take Suboxone with a tranquilizer, death may occur. Though Suboxone suppresses your Oxycodone addiction, it can increase the dangerous effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness. So again, when you are taking Suboxone, you should be careful in your driving.

Among the less serious side effects of Suboxone are: headaches, insomnia, pain, nausea, sweating, and constipation. The more serious side effects include: allergic reactions, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, and confusion.

When taking medications, especially narcotic drugs like Oxycodone and Suboxone, it is always best to consult a doctor. To be able to achieve the desired effect of each medication, following the orders of your doctor is critical. When you experience minor side effects of both medications, you should be responsible enough to report it at your doctor so that he can immediately give you some pieces of advice on how to deal with your problems.


  1. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever drug used to treat moderate to severe pain.
  2. Oxycodone addiction can be treated with the intake of Suboxone.
  3. Suboxone contains Bupronorphine and Naloxone which help to treat your Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms.
  4. Both Oxycodone and Suboxone can cause dizziness which is why it is advisable not to drive a car or operate any other machinery.
  5. Before taking Oxycodone and Suboxone, follow carefully the prescription of your doctor.

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  1. You didn’t mention the chemical structure of each drug, the half life, the pharmacodynamics(in specifics)

  2. I was in a car accident and had 52 surgeries, now have prosthetic jaw joints and chin. Was on oyx. I stopped and went on Suboxone, yet the doc who prescribed it would not understand I needed for pain and was off oyx for long time with no life. I now decided to go back to oxy cause I can’t be in pain, crying, my life away. I hope I’m making the right choice and so scared. Help!

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    You’re still not answering my question I asked you if Suboxone is stronger than oxycodone


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