Norco ® is a narcotic pain reliever used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Norco ® is the combination of Hydrocodone and acetaminophen and contains the highest dose of Hydrocodone and the lowest dose of acetaminophen.
Norco ® is a narcotic and is classified as a controlled substance. Hydrocodone 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, this drug 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. The drug 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, 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
More Serious Side Effects
- Shallow breathing
- Unusual thoughts or behaviors
- Seizure and convulsions
- Stomach pain
Prolonged use 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
Norco Addiction and Treatment
Addiction to prescription painkillers is on the rise around the world. Whether used therapeutically or recreational, opiates can lead to drug dependence.
Medically-supervised programs have proven successful in treatment. In some cases, in-patient treatment is required. Waismann Method offers a rapid detox procedure that has been one of the most successful treatments available as well as safe & effective.
The Waismann Method is led by a quadruple-board certified medical director, who has almost two decades of experience in performing rapid detox . Patients are treated individually in private rooms and are the sole focus of our professionals. This is all part of our rigorous safety protocol and what sets us apart from other treatment programs.
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