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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Overview)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

Pain Relief: Hydrocodone is an opioid (narcotic) pain relieving medication that requires a physician's prescription. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that is available other the counter as "tylenol". These medications are combined together in many analgesic medications, such as vicodin. The combination is thought to increase the medication's effectiveness while reducing side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
843 Doctors shared insights

Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Overview)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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Why was I prescribed lortab (hydrocodone-acetaminophen) after getting my gallbladder removed?

Why was I prescribed lortab (hydrocodone-acetaminophen) after getting my gallbladder removed?

For pain: Lortab is a common for pain. After your laparoscopic or open gallbladder removal your surgeon wanted to give you the option for pain control. If you are not experiencing pain you don't have to take it. The pain score of 1 is no pain and 10 is the highest you imagine, then try to stay at 4 or less. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

How effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

Effective for what?: And in what dose? All opioids are effective for pain, although there are some kinds of pain that they don't work as well for (like nerve irritation pain or neuropathy). For moderate pain, usual doses of hydrocodone are 5-15 mg every 3-4 hours, usually in a pill together with 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen/hydrocodone if I'm breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen/hydrocodone if I'm breastfeeding?

Yes: It is one of the most commonly prescribed medications after a c-section or vaginal delivery. It is okay to take while breastfeeding, but as always, don't use any medications you don't need to take. On the other side, if you are hurting a lot without it, take it so that you can take care of your baby. ...Read more

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Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Yes: There is no problem mixing them as long as you take them as prescribed and have no underlying contraindications to them. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

Effective for what?: And in what dose? All opioids are effective for pain, although there are some kinds of pain that they don't work as well for (like nerve irritation pain or neuropathy). For moderate pain, usual doses of hydrocodone are 5-15 mg every 3-4 hours, usually in a pill together with 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per pill. ...Read more

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In what way can I extract hydrocodone from acetaminophen?

In what way can I extract hydrocodone from acetaminophen?

You can't and: You shouldn't. If you have addiction issues, please see someone to get help. If you want hydrocodone to treat legitimate pain but do not want the acetaminophen, then please see a physician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

Pain Relief: Hydrocodone is an opioid (narcotic) pain relieving medication that requires a physician's prescription. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that is available other the counter as "tylenol". These medications are combined together in many analgesic medications, such as vicodin. The combination is thought to increase the medication's effectiveness while reducing side effects. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if you snorted norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Don't: I don't suggest snorting anything. If it has come to this I would suggest you see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What happens if I took three norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) of 5/325 would I die?

Ill advised: You would not likely die, assuming you are a normal size adult. However it is ill-advised to take prescription medications exceeding doses prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Ineed a prescrition for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) plus?

Ineed a prescrition for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) plus?

Ask your doctor: Ask your physician for one if you need it to treat pain. ...Read more

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Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

No: Suboxone is classified as category c by the fda. It has caused defects in animal studies but has not been adequately studied in humans. Hydrocodone also carries a c classification. Use of either is only indicated if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your obstetrician will advise you. ...Read more

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Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Long-term effects: Long-term utilization of opioids (narcotics) could possibly lead to the development of tolerance and also carries the risk of addiction. As such, prolonged use should only be utilized under the close supervision of your physician or specialized pain practitioner. Long-term, higher doses of Acetaminophen (4gms/day) risk potential hepatic (liver) damage. ...Read more

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What are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

Poisoning: Excess Acetaminophen can kill your liver and the Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can get you addicted and lose its effectiveness making you take a worthless medication. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

It depends: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contains acetaminophen. I would discuss with the doctor who gave you the medicine about your daily total dose of Acetaminophen and your liver function. I would also tell you, there is not a reason for you to take Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term. It is a short acting medicine used for a short time. Problems that aren't going away anytime soon, need a long acting medicine, not a short acting one. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone or zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ok to use?

Hydrocodone or zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ok to use?

Depends!: Ok to use for what purpose? Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a brand of generic hydrocodone plus Acetaminophen (tylenol). In other words, it's used for to control pain that isn't relieved by non-narcotic means. Hydrocodone is an addicting opioid, similar to but less powerful than oxycodone & morphine. ...Read more

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What dosages is lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available in?

What dosages is lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available in?

Only one: True Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is only available in 10mg Hydrocodone and 650mg acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can you overdose from taking 3 or 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Can you overdose from taking 3 or 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes: Different people have different sensitivities to narcotics and hydrocodone, the active narcotic in norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no different. Particularly when combined with other medications or alcohol, taking 3 or 4 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tablets could result in a fatal overdose. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every morn dangerous?

I need your expertise, is 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every morn dangerous?

Maybe: That is a lot of medication all at once. Make sure u check liver and kidney function every 6 months. ...Read more

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Is there something stronger than norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Is there something stronger than norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes: Your physician has many options than Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for management of both acute and chronic pain. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any comparable meds to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325?

Many: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a trade name for hydrocodone/acteaminophen combination medication. There are several other trade names for this same medication. It is a combination opioid or this is similar to oxycodone/acteaminophen combinations which are a bit stronger. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the difference in hydrocodone and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug mixture: Hydrocodone is derivative of Codeine or thebaine. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a mixture of hydrocodone and acethaminofen (tylenol). ...Read more

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What can I do if norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) aren't treating my gallbladder attacks?

What can I do if norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) aren't treating my gallbladder attacks?

They won't: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a pain relieving medicine. You might consider helping your gall bladder heal...if it is not too late. There are herbal medicines to help thin the bile and heal the gall bladder. In addition, no smoking, no deep fried food, and more. For more information, look up "gall bladder flush" and read more than one answer. There is much that you can do.
www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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Is percocet 7.75/325 comparable to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325?

Similar: Percocet is oxycodone, while Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is hydrocodone. They are both pain medications for moderate to severe pain. In terms of potency the 2 preparations are about equal. However some patients may do better with one of the preparations.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the classification of digitek and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What is the classification of digitek and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug Classification: Digitek (digoxin) = Digoxin -- classified as an inotrope/pressor. However, it does have other effects.

Norco= hydrocodone + acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a synthetic narcotic or opioid. Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (anti- fever). Commonly known as Tylenol. Norfolk is a combination of the 2 drugs. Common dosage forms: 5/325, 7.5/325, 10/325. ...Read more

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Have the makers of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 weakened the active ingredients?

Weak Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Hello. I doubt that 10mg hydrocodone is weaker. You are most likely dealing with tolerance issues with Hydrocodone. Other scenario, which happened to 2 of my patients (BEFORE they started locking up their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)) is a family member well versed with opiates, swapped out their Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for OTC aspirin. No wonder they weren't getting the same relief! Their pharmacist noted incorrect pill type in bottle ...Read more

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What is a better drug for pain than hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Acetaminophen cause liver damage. Degenerative disc l3-5 andc3-5?

What is a better drug for pain than hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Acetaminophen cause liver damage. Degenerative disc l3-5 andc3-5?

See details: This is a question what needs to be directed at your own doctors. Opioid pain meds need be handled by the doctors who know you best. The internet is not a place to find this answer. ...Read more

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What is a lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 7.5 worth?

Worth?: Dude, while we deal in drugs around here, we aren't drug dealers. ...Read more

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How much time will lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) stay in my system?

How much time will lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) stay in my system?

Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) time: Hello. As you are aware, Hydrocodone is the main ingredient. Half life is at least 4 hours so that it typically doesn't get out of your system until another 72 hours but this varies depending on your dose, how often you take it, and how your liver metabolizes Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What is the difference between lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & lortab?

MED DOSAGE: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contains 10mg of hydrocodone and 650mg of acetaminophen. Lortab contains hydrocodone and Acetaminophen but has several different dosages available. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lortab and lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Lortab: Both are made by glaxo smith kline & contain acetamenophin & hydrocodone. Lortab dose is 7.5/500 & Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/650. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to leave your system?

See below: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a short acting pain medications. 50% of it is out of your system by 4-6 hours with the other 50% out by 8-12 hours. Some people are more sensitive to the side effects of this medication than others. ...Read more

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I take 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every morning, is this too much to take?

I take 4 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every morning, is this too much to take?

It is OK: The recommended maximum daily dose containing Acetaminophen is 4gr or 6 tablets. However, for the better pain management effect it is good to spread the opioid medication trough out the day.
Rec.: see prescribing physician for medication adjustment. Do not self medicate. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
2,098 Doctors shared insights

Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more