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Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & Valium prescribed after acdf for pain or spasms. After 10 days none present. Only have cough & intermittent numbness. Is it ok to stop meds?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) & Valium prescribed after acdf for pain or spasms. After 10 days none present. Only have cough & intermittent numbness. Is it ok to stop meds?

Good for you: Glad to hear acdf (cervical spine surgery) has worked out for you with no pain or spasms for 10 days. At 10 days out, valium & Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) would be used as needed. If there is no pain, insomnia, anxiety or spasms, there is no good reason to take these. Persistent cough, numbness, difficulty swallowing should be reported to the spine surgeon.

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What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Change meds: Some pain medications may cause a slight excitement - making it difficult to sleep. See your doc about switching meds.

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Hi I need refill on Mirapex (pramipexole) and norco. Thanks?

Refills: Refills are not any issue. However - with opioids most MD's in the US will and should not just issue refills without you being seen.

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Is it okay to take robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco together?

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Is it okay to take robaxin (methocarbamol) and norco together?

Yes: Norco is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxant. They can be taken together. However, when taking together, you might experience more drowsiness.

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How do you get the nausea effect to go away when you take Norco's?

How do you get the nausea effect to go away when you take Norco's?

Time: The nausea is likely due to the hydrocodone ingredient. The nausea usually diminishes with ongoing use, but constipation from the drug does not improve spontaneously. If nausea persists, your doctor could recommend a different opioid.

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Can 1 Norco 5/325 and 1 Zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg be taken at the same time?

Yes: There is a synergistic effect...that is 1 plus 1 might equal 3 or 4 in terms of effects. But I think the two safe and often quite helpful together. They are just not a good long term solution.

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I was on Norco 5's and would like to donate plasma. How long is it detectable in your blood?

I was on Norco 5's and would like to donate plasma. How long is it detectable in your blood?

Disclose to Blood: Bank. Blood Bank will not test your plasma for Norco, but you should tell them about all the medications you are taking. Why are you taking Norco is just as important as taking the medication. To reiterate, disclose all of your health issues to the blood bank.

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Please tell me if it is safe to take two 7.5/325 norco's at the same time for bad chronic pain?

Please tell me if it is safe to take two 7.5/325 norco's at the same time for bad chronic pain?

No: It is never prudent to take more than the prescribed amount of opiates. Discuss this problem with the doctor who prescribes the opioid.

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Can an e.R. Give me meds to put in. My socket like my dentist? My dentist has no ER #! im out of my brown socket meds and 8 norcos!

Can an e.R. Give me meds to put in. My socket like my dentist? My dentist has no ER #! im out of my brown socket meds and 8 norcos!

Dry socket pain: You will most likely spend hours in the emergency room only to be given pain medication, perhaps an antibiotic and told to see your dentist in the morning. Even if the hospital has a dental department, they may not see you as this is not considered a true emergency. I would not go to a dentist or physician who had no emergency notification system in place. See if your local pharmacy has something.

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I was prescribed amoxicillin and Norco but I have not really needed the Norco for pain. Can the amoxicillin be easing my pain on its own?

I was prescribed amoxicillin and Norco but I have not really needed the Norco for pain. Can the amoxicillin be easing my pain on its own?

Infection: As amoxicillin will cure the infection, associated symptom like pain is expected to improve during process of healing. You don't have to take norco if not needed.

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I take 10mg of norco/day. I break it up into quarters; 2.5mg 4x day. If my last 2.5mg was wed morn at 6am, will I test pos for hydrocodone by fri?

I take 10mg of norco/day. I break it up into quarters; 2.5mg 4x day. If my last 2.5mg was wed morn at 6am, will I test pos for hydrocodone by fri?

Addiction: First, the physicians here are not, in any way, interested in helping you beat a drug test. We believe in health and being 'clean' from the substances that one can abuse. We believe sobriety and recovery are possible and a solution to the disease of addiction. Second, yes, you will test positive on friday.

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Hi I am 36 years old, I am currently taking Ambien 10 mg to sleep and Norco 10mg 3xs a day for pain I want to stop taking the ambien because I've been?

Hi I am 36 years old, I am currently taking Ambien 10 mg to sleep and Norco 10mg 3xs a day for pain I want to stop taking the ambien because I've been?

Didn't get all the q: It is probably good to try to get off the ambien because that plus norco is a dangerous combination. However both can be addictive. Withdrawal should only be done with the help of a physician.

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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.

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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.

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Could I drive while on hydrocodone (vicodin/norco)?

Check local laws: Commercial drivers will need to adhere to dot rules. For regular passenger car drivers, all states will require you to have a prescription obviously. If norco, or any other drug, including over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for instance, causes impairment, then you could receive a dui if you are deemed impaired.

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How strong is kadian (morphine) compared with norco?

Potency: Kadian is extended release morphine dosed every 12 hours. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is immediate release hydrocodone. On a mg to mg basis it takes 1.5 mg of morphine to be as analgesic as 1.0 mg if hydrocodone.

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What is the definition or description of: Norco allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Norco allergy?

Norco allergy: Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone) is a narcotic pain reliever. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue.

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