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Was on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5, 2 tabs every 4 hrs for a month after surgery and am now having withdraws. I don't normally take narcotics. Advice on how to cope?

Was on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5, 2 tabs every 4 hrs for a month after surgery and am now having withdraws. I don't normally take narcotics. Advice on how to cope?

Tapering dose: Ask your doctor to help you wean off the narcotic. For example if you are taking 2 every 4 hrs, reduce to 2 alternating with 1 every 4 hrs for a few days, then reduce to 2 every 6 hrs for a few days, then 2 alternating with 1 every 6 hours and so on. You should be able to taper off the med completely in 2-3 weeks. Good luck! ...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


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Took a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). 5 mg. Is it normal to look a little pale after taking a narcotics and why does this happen?

Took a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). 5 mg. Is it normal to look a little pale after taking a narcotics and why does this happen?

Have it Checked: This can be a Side Effect of Effect of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). If this Adverse Reaction was enough to make you worry, I would defiantly speak with your MD. The paleness may be due your metabolism of the drug. The More "Less Serious" side effects such as; drowsiness, dizziness, mild nausea, constipation, changes in mood, dry mouth, sweating. Are common complaints Its not from your brief question a SEVERE side E.. ...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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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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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

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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

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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