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I keep having chest pain with pressure that is unrelieved by pain medications (norco 5/325). Nothing on stress, ekg, or CT tests hi, starting in december of 2011, i had excruciating pain in my chest around the sternum and the between the shoulder blades t

I keep having chest pain with pressure that is unrelieved by pain medications (norco 5/325). Nothing on stress, ekg, or CT tests hi, starting in december of 2011, i had excruciating pain in my chest around the sternum and the between the shoulder blades t

Not heart pain: There are many sources of chest pain other than your heart. One of the more common is your esophagus. Another possibility is your pancreas. This is known as pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas. This can be a serious condition that may require hospitalization . See a gastroenterologist and possibly have an endoscopy. Lastly, a bronchoscopy may find the source in the lungs or wind pipe. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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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When i asked dr. To compare percocet 7.75/325 to norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) his response was "they are different medications. That is not a comparison, is it?

When i asked dr. To compare  percocet 7.75/325 to norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) his response was "they are different medications. That is not a comparison, is it?

They are!: But i suspect you wanted more than that! Percocet is oxycodone and Acetaminophen and Norco is hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both are narcotic pain medications but Percocet requires a written prescription and cannot be "called in" to a pharmacy, whereas Norco can be e-scribed or called in. Either can be abused. ...Read more

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My wife has moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.on few medications for RA. but can't take any NSAIDS at all. She is allergic to all Nsaids(rash n swell) all including the new nsaids celebrex. I hate 4 her to be on Norco for life.Any suggestions?

My wife has moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.on few medications for RA. but can't take any NSAIDS at all. She is allergic to all Nsaids(rash n swell) all including the new nsaids celebrex. I hate 4 her to be on Norco for life.Any suggestions?

Diet: I know this might not fall under the realm of traditional medicine, but I have seen rather dramatic changes in patients who undergo a change to a vegan diet. There are some that believe that dairy products in particular can cause chronic inflammation that can worsen arthritis. Two good resources are- the china study and forks over knives. ...Read more

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I am allergic to NSAIDs & Aspirin... Pcm prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (Hydrocod/Apap EQ) 5mg/325mg. Could you explain me for what is this medication?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Opiate + Tylenol (acetaminophen): Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is primarily used for pain and can be addictive if taken regularly. The hydrocod part is in the opiate family . ...Read more

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What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel ? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol

What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel ? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol

Depends on severity: It depends on the severity and activity of your RA. Enbrel and Methotrexate are great drugs if you have active. If it is not active Celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine are alternatives. We discourage people to use narcotic painkillers for non cancer pain for the long term since it is very addictive and people become tolerant for the doses and expect increasing doses ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?

Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?

Yes: hydrocodone is metabolized into hydromorphone (but not the other way around), so if you take a Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it will generally show both hydrocodone and hydromorphone, as well as morphine and codeine (the final metabolites). ...Read more

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Will norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up in a drug test 10/325 3 times a day last time i took it was 9:00pm will it show in a drug test the next morning at 9:00am?

Yes: Yes, if the drug panel being screened includes hydrocodone. With daily use at these doses will probably have a positive test for 4-5 days after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Does oxycontin 20mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) the same in a drug test?

Does oxycontin 20mg and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) the same in a drug test?

Codeine derivatives: Oxycontin is oxycodone, a powerful oral narcotic. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is hydrocodone plus acetaminophen. Though both are Codeine derivatives, one and/or the other may test positive on a narcotics screening test. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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