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How does kadian (morphine) 50mg compare with norco 325mg?

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Dr. Kevin McElroy
Anesthesiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin McElroy
Dr. Kevin McElroy
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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management

In brief: Depends

What dose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are you taking? There is usually another number in front of the 325mg.
Kadian is a long acting morphine which at that dose is very powerful.

In brief: Depends

What dose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are you taking? There is usually another number in front of the 325mg.
Kadian is a long acting morphine which at that dose is very powerful.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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