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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. ...Read more

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Can vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for better words be classed as opiates in a meconium test?

Can vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for better words be classed as opiates in a meconium test?

Yes: Yes, both will show up on a meconium screen. Meconium will show what a mother has been taking during her pregnancy, and is a pretty accurate depiction of any drug exposure that may have occurred. ...Read more

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Is tramadol an opiate? Can it be used in conjunction, properly with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Is tramadol an opiate? Can it be used in conjunction, properly with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes..yes...but: Tramadol is an opiate and can be used with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Tramadol can be addicting but less so than Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone). In treating pain, i tend to prefer tramadol to Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) actually. There are many non-opioid treatments of pain that are not addicting at all. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you mix maca root with norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) been off opiates for five weeks, and have been hurting ever since.Was on heroin for twenty years, methadone as well. ?

See detox: Please see a detoxification specialist. I don't think that this is something that you can get advice on in this forum and you need a physician to prescribe your meds anyway. ...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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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?

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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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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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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