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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Norco (Overview)

Norco is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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What will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone) do if taken for long period of time?

What will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone) do if taken for long period of time?

Several things: The longer you take opioids there is a greater chance to develop a condition called hyperalgesia. You can also develop hormone imbalances and osteoporosis. The Acetaminophen in it can cause some liver problems over time as well. There always a risk for abuse and addiction. Discuss these risks with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Norco (Overview)

Norco is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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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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Why do doctors prescribe norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) during pregnancy?

Why do doctors prescribe norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) during pregnancy?

Narcotics?: If there is pain, this is actually in the list of safe (r) drugs for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had hernia surgery yesterday. Dr prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain, 1-2 tablets every 4 hours. Took 1 with minimal improvement should I increase dose to 2?

Yes: There are different doses of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available, however, it is safe to increase the dose to 2 pills at times in the first 1-2 days after surgery as the prescription reads, as long as the frequency is NOT increased ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10mg as prescribed for pain while 6wks pregnant?

No: The clear recommendation is to ONLY resort to it if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus. So, it's a judgement call. Definitely talk to your OBGYN before taking it and seek alternative means of managing pain. This will be valuable to you over the near future at least. Best wishes for a healthy birth experience. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5-325mg used for?

Mild painkiller: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) has hydrocodone and acetominophen and is a short acting narcotic used for mild to moderate pain control. ...Read more

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My name is melissa. I fell on 10/12/2012. I was put off work for 2wks. I was given norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). When will I be able to have full use of my right arm?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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The ER says my back and leg pain is spasm it hurts to sit norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin muscle relaxers nothing works any opinions?

The ER says my back and leg pain is spasm it hurts to sit norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin muscle relaxers nothing works any opinions?

See your doctor.: Very difficult to diagnose back pain without a good physical exam. If the treatment at the emergency room recommended is not effective then you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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What quantity of days in a row is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (7.5/325)?

Percocet or Oxycodon: This medications are examples of medications the patients get hooked on. They are narcotics with the potential of dependency. One should take the medication as prescribed by your physician while in pain once you noticed you don't need it better to discard the unused portion so if there are teenagers or children in the house no one gets the rest of the medications. 7 days usual prescription ...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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What are some possible side effects of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What are some possible side effects of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Many: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone with acetaminophen) has many side effect from dizzyness, sedation, constipation, and rash all the way to more serious side effects such as respiratory depression, liver toxicity, decreased platlet count, and anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Psoriatic arthritis, herniated low back disk, bulging neck disk. Any ok pain doc that can help? Crying, losing sleep, grades drop, life poor, norco=/=

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Psoriatic arthritis, herniated low back disk, bulging neck disk. Any ok pain doc that can help? Crying, losing sleep, grades drop, life poor, norco=/=

Ask family doc: When looking for specialists, 2 options come to mind. 1st, ask your family doc. Often s/he can treat ; manage chronic pain ; depression. Or refer you to appropriate specialist. 2nd, ask your insurer which specialists are in your plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions with phenergren and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Are there any drug interactions with phenergren and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug interactions: The combination of these medications may cause severe constipation, CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, hypotension, and other additive effects. If these are to be taken together, your doctor should decrease the opioid dose (norco). ...Read more

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How much time should I wait to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) after being on percocet?

How much time should I wait to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) after being on percocet?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & Percocet: They are both short acting narcotic analgesics that may be taken every 4-6 hours as needed for moderate-severe pain only. Assuming you are discontinuing the Percocet & replacing with Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) there is no set waiting period other than the traditional 4-6 hours. Please take these medications ONLY as prescribed & be mindful to not exceed daily Acetaminophen doses which these medications contain. ...Read more

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I've been taking norcos pills for 2 years and I just found out I'm 2 months pregnant. Should I stop taking them right away or should I wait?

I've been taking norcos pills for 2 years and I just found out I'm 2 months pregnant. Should I stop taking them right away or should I wait?

Wean: Neonatal abstinence syndrome (withdrawal) is an expected and treatable condition that follows prenatal exposure to opioid agonists such as Norco. However why not get off these medications and spare the baby and spare you the worry?
I would work with your Prescriber to wean you off this medication now. You do not need to have a baby born with the potential to have withdrawal at birth. ...Read more

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I accidently somehow took 2 5/325mg norco. Then I guess I forgot that I took them already and took 2 more. That was 1.5 hours ago, will I die?

Must be careful: Accidental overdose with Norco is one big reason why people are getting hurt and dying. If you are feeling tired, lethargic, shortness of breath, sleepy or other symptoms go to the ER. Most likely you will not be harmed this time, but you must be very very careful with these pain medications. Follow only your doctors regime, don't share meds, don't drink, and use the least amount necessary. ...Read more

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I was having a bad day and took 8 10/325 norcos&a few somas at once and took some earlier. I don't feel in danger. Am I ok?

I was having a bad day and took 8 10/325 norcos&a few somas at once and took some earlier. I don't feel in danger. Am I ok?

See a physician!: It does sound like you are in danger. You have taken a lot of medication that can sedate you. Seek help immediately! ...Read more

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORCO 5-325MG VERUS VICODINE 5MG 300 MG TABLET?

They are not: Much different except for the amount of acetaminophen each contains. Both contain 5 mg of hydrocodone which is the active narcotic ingredient. Norco 5/325 mg has 325 mg of acetaminophen, and Vicodin 5/300 mg contains 300 mg. They are also branded differently as you can see. Hope this helps. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I've taken norco's for years, I don't want the fusion surgery suggested, and my insurance won't cover injections, I need stronger medication?

I've taken norco's for years, I don't want the fusion surgery suggested, and my insurance won't cover injections, I need stronger medication?

Not right action: Chronic narcotic medication for back pain will continue to lead to increasing doses due to tolerance issues & needs to be addressed via multifaceted approach that usually does not include a fusion which accounts for 10% of patients. See a pain management specialist for further treatment options other than injection, exercise, weight control, avoidance of tobacco, good sleep habits all play role. ...Read more

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How long after taking Norco Can I take tramadol?

Do not combine drugs: You should not take both medications, however, if your pain is not severe, I would recommend taking the Tramadol, and only taking Hydrocdone (Norco) for more severe episodes of pain. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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