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There is no big difference between Roxicodone and oxycodone. They are narcotic drugs for a pain reliever. The basic difference between oxycodone and Roxicodone is that, oxycodone is the most common name for the drug, while Roxicodone is just a brand name of the same drug. This means, when you are talking about oxycodone, you are as well referring to Roxicodone. Roxicodone has the same composition as oxycodone.


Oxycodone is used for suppressing pains. And it is also used by those who are coughing because it helps to reduce the pains experienced while coughing. Oxycodone does not stop the sensation of pain but rather reduce its effect. Oxycodone is used to people manage their pains. Oxycodone, however, has some side effects and that's why it is always advised to use the drug with caution. However, oxycodone can cause depression, headache, nausea, it can also depress breathing in old people and this can lead to abnormal heartbeats.

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There is no much difference between Roxicet and Percocet because they are just brand names for the drugs that contain a certain proportion of acetaminophen and oxycodone. The two medications are not manufactured by the same company. Oxycodone is a strong narcotic drug which can be used as pain-reliever. Roxicet and percocet are prescribed to manage pains. The two drugs do not totally stop the sensation of pain but they help reducing pains.


People with broken bones, and those with injuries can use the two drugs. One notable difference between Roxicet and Percocet is in the composition of oxycodone and acetaminophen that are present in them. Percocet contains 2.5 to 5 mg of oxycodone and also 325 mg of acetaminophen, while Roxicet contains 5mg of oxycodone and even more and 325 mg of acetaminophen. The two drugs should be used as prescribed by the doctor because overdose can result to serious side effects.

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Oxycodone hydrochloride is used as an opioid pain reliever. It is included among medications sometimes. Oxycontin occurs in the form of Oxycodone when it is available by itself. Oxycontin is active for a longer time in the body compared to Oxycodone. It remains active in the body for about 6 hours, while Oxycodone takes about three to four hours. That is why Oxycontin is taken just twice in a day, while Oxycodone can be taken like three to four times a day.

Oxycodone is the active substance in the Oxycontin medication, and that is why it can be classified as the generic name for Oxycontin sometimes. However, Oxycodone is also the active substance in some other medications, too, and the medical personnel seldom refer to Oxycontin has the extended-release of Oxycodone. The modes of preparation of the two medications are quite different. Oxycontin is released slowly into the bloodstream, while Oxycodone is mixed with some chemicals in medications like Percocet.

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B. Wright

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There are different people with different pain thresholds. Some can really withstand much pain, while some hardly could hardly bare even the pain of an ant bite, they just go wild. Do, doctors usually keep the record of this about their patients so as to control the level of treatment being given to them in any form. However, pharmacologic companies have tried and are still trying their best to invent better painkillers with less or no side effects.

Two popular and good painkillers are ultram and tramadol, which actually have their differences, though they perform the same function. Tramadol, though not synthetic, is grouped as an opioid pain reliever. On the other hand, ultram is an immediate-release tablet. Tramadol is noted with average to serious pain, while ultram is noted for pain management. Ultram happens to be a brand name, while tramadol is the generic drug for this drug. Also, tramadol is cheaper than ultram.

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When it comes to the maximum amount of time for the transfusion of a unit of packed red blood cells, four hours is the tops. Around 30 minutes is the minimum amount of time. What this four hour maximum rule means is that in order for the blood transfusion to be done correctly and effeciently that the transfusion should be done within four hours of the blood pack being brought out of its cold storage unit.

There have been numerous studies done by medical research companies from all over the world and the consensus is that in order for a unit of packed red blood cells to be able to work properly they need to be transfused within four hours. This makes sure that the blood cells will not coagulate and gell together and the most important thing is that they will be able to be safely transferred and transfused to a needed patient.

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Previous answers have indicated that the correct protocol would be to gently aspirate the IV to check for a blood return. In this case, a blood return on the IV could certainly mean that the patient had high blood pressure and needed this medication. If someone has atrial fibrillation, they have a rapid heartbeat that is often irregular. This causes poor blood flow.

No blood return on the IV could mean that there’s a low blood pressure or something else is wrong, and in this case, the nurse should not give the Cardizem because it could worsen the situation. Regardless, blood return on an IV is typical and means everything is in working order. It’s good to have a blood return on an IV, if somewhat disturbing if you’ve never had it happen before.

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IM (Intramuscular) Injections are required to manage medications or vaccines. The best and safest muscle for IM Injections in the infants (birth to 12 months of age) is Vastus lateralis muscle in the anterolateral aspect of middle or upper thigh. This is because this muscle has a sufficient amount of mass and fat. If another muscle part of the infants (like Ventrogluteal area or Deltoid muscle or Gluteus maximus muscle) is used, then there might be chances for over-insertion of the needle. As a result, either the vaccination could be compromised or it may cause severe pain in the bone of the infants. Hence, the correct answer is option 1. Vastus lateralis muscle.

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The answer to this question is A. After administering an I.M. injection, the nurse should recap the needle and dispose of it in a medical waste container, but there are a few things to note when discarding used needles which should not be overlooked.

It is actually very dangerous to recap a used needle. This can often lead to a higher risk of poking yourself with the needle when trying to put the cap back on. When capping a needle you should use one hand to avoid needle sticks and discard it into a Sharps container which is specifically for needles and other sharp instruments.

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Travis Martin

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One of the most common disorders among children which are caused as a result of the issues in the brain functioning, and also affects concentration and behavior, is what is called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

If parents are unable to manage and handle this at the childhood age, it can affect the affected fellow until adolescence and adulthood. One of the ways to diagnose this infection is by the use of medication classified as Psychostimulants. They affect impulse transmissions or neurotransmitters in the brain.

Examples of the class of drugs in this group that are prescribed for ADHD are Adderall and Adderall XR. They both work effectively, but they have their differences. Adderall is a medication that works effectively just for a short moment like about 5 to 6 hours; while Adderall XR is a medication that also works effectively but for a long moment. This medication can be taken just once in a day.

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B. Wright

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There are so many drugs available for pain-reliever and the treatment of other related health condition. Examples of these drugs are aspirin and NSAIDs. Just like there are narcotic made drugs that are used in the pain level in the body, aspirin and NSAID are perfect examples of non-narcotic drugs. We can just assume that both aspirin and NSAID are the same, but the only difference is that aspirin is just an example of different NSAIDs available. NSAIDs means Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs.


Just like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin is used in the treatment of fever, inflammation and pains in the body. As we can all see 'anti-inflammatory' as part of the terms constituting its name, it means, it is an important drug in the treatment of inflammation in the body. It is used also for blood clotting, injuries etc. The use of aspirin and NSAIDs sometimes come with little side effects like nausea, ulceration and cramping etc.

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