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I've been taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for about 5 years 6 in a day I feel twiching in my liver area and slight pain in liver area should I be concerned?

I've been taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for about 5 years 6 in a day I feel twiching in my liver area and slight pain in liver area should I be concerned?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and abdominal: Why are you on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? and for so long? Is well known to be hepatotoxic, and may induce cirrhosis of the liver. You need a series of blood tests to check your liver enzymes and see if your liver has been compromised. Would you like to make an appointment with me and we go over all issues. Special Risk Patients: As with any narcotic analgesic agent, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)® should be used with caution in elderly or debilitated patients and those with severe impairment of hepatic or renal function, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, prostatic hypertrophy or urethral stricture. The usual precautions should be observed and the possibility of respiratory depression should be kept in mind. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime

What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver,  but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime

Tramadol: Tramadol may be helpful, however check with your other medications as it is know to have interactions with other meds. Otherwise, you could try nsaids, muscle relaxants or even meds like gabapentin/lyrica to help. ...Read more

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...Read more

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Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Not that I know of: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of acetaminophen (which you should be very cautious with if you have hep C) and hydrocodone, and am unaware of any false positives with either drug, or with hep C. Any positive on either a urine or saliva test should be subjected to confirmation, which can tell a false positive from a true one. ...Read more

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How much lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I take every day before causing liver damage?

How much lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can I take every day before causing liver damage?

Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Locet has 650mg Acetaminophen (this is the issue). If you take 7gm in one dose you will have liver failure. The fda suggested max daily dose is 4gm - from a clinician point of view it is not recommended to take more than 2-2.5gm per day. The fda will be limiting meds to no more than 350mg of Acetaminophen per tab. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Norco (Definition)

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