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Difference between Tylenol 3, Tylenol 4 and Percocet? Taking Oxicontin for sciatica

What is the difference between Tylenol #3, Tylenol #4 and Percocet? I used to take Oxicontin for 10 years for chronic sciatica but needed to get off those however, I still require one of the above medications for pain releif. I have no allergy s and do not have any side effects. The reason that I ask about Tylenol#4 is the fact that I would be taking less Tylenol each day with 4 s than 3 s. And is there a difference between Tylenol#4 and Percocet?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum. Tylenol and percocet are analgesic antipyretic drugs. Tylenol contains only paracetamol, used for uess painfull conditions. Percocet contains paracetamol and opium derivative, which is a narcotic analgesic with more analgesic efficasy, and it has habbit forming tendency.
I advise you to follow some diet recommendations which help as supporting factors for pain relief. Avoid taking potato, other tubers , tomato, cauliflower, coconut, beans group, egg , chicken, fish, and other sea foods, which tend to increase the pain perception, for 1month, then stop the drugs, to have an idea of the procedure. If there is relief, you can continue the abstance of these foods, It is effective in some people only, if there is no relief, you can continue with the drugs.
Wishing for a complete recovery and thanks foer calling.
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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