Norco ® is a narcotic pain reliever used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Norco ® is the combination of Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Norco ® contains the highest dose of Hydrocodone and the lowest dose of acetaminophen.
Norco ® is a narcotic and is classified as a controlled substance. Hydrocodone, the narcotic compound found in Norco ®, has a high potential for dependency. People who abuse Norco ® and suddenly stop using it may experience withdrawal symptoms.
Norco (trade name for a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic pain reliever that has a high potential for abuse and addiction. It is comprised of 5, 7.5 or 10 mg. of hydrocodone and 325 mg of acetaminophen. Used to treat moderate to severe pain, Norco is also branded under the names Lorcet, Lortab and Vicodin.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever and acetaminophen is a non-narcotic, less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Norco comes in capsule, tablet and liquid form, and doctors recommend taking it every 4-6 hours as needed. The opiate blocks the transmission of pain in the brain and spinal cord.
Anyone who has more than three alcoholic drinks per day or cirrhosis of the liver should talk to a doctor before taking any medication with acetaminophen. An overdose of acetaminophen can cause serious harm to the liver.
The maximum recommended amount of acetaminophen for an adult is 1,000 mg per dose and 4,000 mg in a day. Do not combine any prescription drug with acetaminophen with any over-the-counter medications containing it. Doctors recommend knowing the amount of acetaminophen in each medication you take. Do not take Norco if you are allergic to either of its active ingredients.
Hydrocodone can be habit-forming. Prolonged or inappropriate use of Norco can cause physical dependence, and tolerance to the drug can develop. Norco can cause side effects that impair reactions and thought processes. Care should be taken when driving or performing other tasks that require you to be alert. Norco can pass through breast milk and may be harmful to fetuses. The opiate can cause addiction, withdrawal and breathing problems in newborn babies.
Opiates, including Norco, are known to cause constipation in users, sometimes severe. Increasing water consumption can help alleviate a sluggish bowel.
- Feelings of anxiousness or anxiety
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Mild nausea or vomiting
- Changes in mood
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
Norco’s More Serious Side Effects
- Shallow breathing
- Unusual thoughts or behaviors
- Seizure and convulsions
- Stomach pain
Prolonged use of Norco will likely result in intense withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly. An overdose can be fatal. What to watch for:
- Blue lips
- Shallow breathing
- No breathing
- Slowed heart rate
- Weak pulse
- Extreme drowsiness
- Small pupils
- Dark urine
Addiction to prescription painkillers such as Norco, Suboxone, Methadone or OxyContin is on the rise around the world. Whether used therapeutically or recreationally, opiates can lead to drug dependence.
Medically-supervised programs have proven successful in the treatment of opiate addiction. In some cases, in-patient treatment is required. Waismann Method offers a rapid opiate detox from Norco that is safe & effective.
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