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I have chronic buttock pain. Can I take dilaudid in the a.M.& pm, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) in the afternoon?

Addiction. This is the very definition of prescription drug abuse and addiction. That is said without judgment. Taking narcotics that lead to increase abdominal distress and constipation and thus increased buttocks and rectal pain is the very definition of drug abuse. I would heartily recommend a detox program and getting in to an addiction specialist. But, never should these narcotics be combined. Read more...
Find reason for pain. The narcotic will not cure you and can make you worse. What is the cause of your pain? Theat the cause and gete rid of the apin and the need for the meds. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org and find a prlotherapist that can help you get rid of your pain and get you off the narcotics. Read more...

I'm 12 weeks pregnant, and have pulled something in my neck. I am in agony. Can I take a Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to ease the pain?

Neck pain. You should ask your OB if this is OK. Although I feel it is OK in limited amounts in pregnancy I would never give permission to as pregnant woman to do so unless she were my patient or I was covering for her doctor. When I see patients in urgent care who need narcotics I refer them to their OB or call the OB for permission. Therefore, call your OB or the Doctor on call for your OB to see. Read more...
You Can. This is a treacherous area. Opiate pain medication and tylenol (acetaminophen) (the two ingredients in NORCO) are considered safe in pregnancy but should be reserved for occasional use when really needed. Opiates taken every day rapidly lead to tolerance and addiction in both mother and baby. Babies born dependent on opiates experience withdrawal and generally have problems even after they withdraw. Read more...

I am wondering why my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) does not work first thing in the morning. I take 2, 10/325's and 1, 5/325. I have been on it for 5 months.?

See below. Once pain is active and causing you trouble it takes time to get it back under control. So your morning dose is taking time to kick in and get control. You are probably building up a tolerance to your medication as well which just means it is harder to get the pain under control. Talk to your md about other alternatives to narcotics. Read more...
Drug tolerance. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) belongs to the opioid family of medications. In some patients, over time, these medications lose their efficacy, a process termed tolerance. Tolerance may be the reason that Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is less effective in treating your pain. You would benefit from a thorough history and physical exam by a pain management specialist to determine whether your underlying pain condition has worsened. Read more...

Can I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with gabapentine?

Only if you. feel that the pain is severe enough and you are taking an adequate dose of gabapentin without side effects, AND your doctor agrees and has provided the prescription. DO NOT take unless the doctor prescribing one or the other is aware of this combination. Read more...
Medication issues. Yes, but both can affect your sensorium, reaction time, balance, etc. in a dose-related fashion and you should not drive or perform other activities with inherent risk with either medication at a minimum until you are on a stable dose with no side effects. It is illegal for you to drive while taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) in all 50 states although it is rarely enforced. Read more...