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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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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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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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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Norco (Definition)

Norco is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more