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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?
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. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: It is never prudent to take more than the prescribed amount of opiates. Discuss this problem with the doctor who prescribes the opioid. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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?
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. ...Read more
1.5 mg xanax daily last four days. Last dose tonight at nine pm. Ok to take only my Norco 5/325 mg tomorrow 7 am ? Alone no other meds just the Norco.
Yes: Should be fine IF both medications were prescribed to you ...Read more
I have moderate-to-severe radiculopathy in my neck and have been taking two and a half 5 mg Norcos for over 10 years what are long-term implications?
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?
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
I've taken norco's for years, I don't want the fusion surgery suggested, and my insurance wont 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
I took one Norco 5/325 for 5 days straight at bed time for a back issue which has resolved. How many days must I wait to safely consume 1-2 drinks?
12-24 hrs: 12-24 hours after last dose should be fine ...Read more
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. ...Read more
A lot more : Kadian (extended release morphine) has the same pain reducing potency (mg for mg) as hydrocodone, which is in norco. The 325 in Norco 325 refers to the tylenol (acetaminophen) dose. Usually there is another number (5 or 10) preceding it (eg. Norco 5/325) which indicates the hydrocodone dose. So Kadian 50 is like 10 Norco 5/325s. Beware: taking greater than 3000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per day can cause severe liver damage. ...Read more
MEDICATION QUESTION: At least 4-6 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
Discuss w/ Dr: Certainly, stay very limited in your activities if you choose to do this. You'll be more drowsey and impaired in judgement and coordination. Your other conditions will matter too, so your Dr who knows your Hx is the best opinion. Be careful and watch the 24hr limit closely however you choose! I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more