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What is Norco?

Norco is one of the common brand names under which the combination of Hydrocodone and acetaminophen is available. Being a scheduled medication buying and selling Norco without a proper prescription from a doctor is an act of criminal depravity. You can either purchase the medication from a chemist shop near you or buy Norco online via an authorized online store.

How to take Norco?

Your doctor will initiate your treatment with the minimum possible dose and gradually increase or decrease your dosage according to your health condition. To determine the best suitable dosages for you, your doctor will examine you properly, then after, Your doctor will recommend Norco dosages keeping the following factors in mind:

  • Age and weight of the patient
  • The medical condition of the patient
  • Other health disorders the patient is suffering from
  • How does the patient respond to the first dose of the medicine?

Take Norco as prescribed by your doctor and take care of all the necessary instructions and directions given on the prescription or medicine label. Please don’t use it more often than recommended and tell your doctor if you do not observe any improvement in your condition.

The following are the usual Norco dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:

Dosage for treating pain (moderate to severe)

In the form of Narco 5/325 mg

  • For adults

Initially, one to two tablets after every four to six hours as required; your doctor will further adjust your medicine dosage according to your health condition. However, the maximum dose should not exceed eight tablets a day.

  • For children

Using Narco 5/325 mg for patients younger than 18 years is not recommended.

In the form of Narco 7.5/325 mg

  • For adults

Your doctor will initiate your treatment with one tablet after every four to six hours as required. Please note that the maximum number of Norco tablets in a day should not exceed six tablets per day.

  • For children

Using Narco 7.5/325 mg for patients younger than 18 years is not recommended.

In the form of Narco 10/325 mg

  • For adults

One tablet after every four to six hours as required by the patient; however, the maximum dose should not exceed six Norco tablets a day.

  • For children

Using Narco 10/325 mg for patients younger than 18 years is not recommended.

 

Please take care of the expiry dated of the medicine while purchasing it. Store Norco tablets appropriately at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture. Keep Norco tablets out of the reach of the children; they may misuse them. After completing your treatment, talk to pharmacists or chemists near you regarding the proper disposal of leftover medicine.

What to know before taking Norco?

Using Norco for the long term can be habit-forming. Misuse, abuse, and addiction to this medication can be fatal. Please don’t share your medicine with anyone as it is one of the common drugs of abuse, and take care of the following important points before using Norcon:

  • It is a prescription drug; don’t take Norco without consulting your doctor.
  • You cannot take Norco if you have asthma or other breathing issues, or blockage in the stomach or intestine.
  • Your doctor may not allow you to take Norco if you have or ever had the following health disorder:
    • Breathing issues
    • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
    • Damaged liver
    • Kidney disorder
    • Head injuries
    • Seizures or convulsions
    • Urination problems
    • Thyroid gland disorder
    • Problems with pancreas and gallbladder
  • Please don’t take Norco if you have consumed any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days.
  • Using Norco during the pregnancy can harm your child and may your baby dependent on the drug.
  • Lactating mothers should not take Norco without consulting their doctor.
  • Visit your doctor for regular medical checkups. Please remember that taking Norco is only a part of your treatment process. Follow your doctor’s advice to let medicine work more effectively.
  • Avoid Norcon if you are or were addicted to any drugs or alcohol.
  • Please don’t start or stop taking medicine out of sudden; otherwise, you may experience certain rebound or withdrawal symptoms.
  • Tell your health expert about all the medicines and therapies you are currently taking.
  • In the case of Norco overdose, please consult your doctor or call the Poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
  • Please don’t use herbal products, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements.
  • Ask your health professional about all the necessary precautions that you should take care of while using it.
  • Please consult your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits associated with Norco.

What are the benefits of using Norco?

Narco is a first-choice treatment and is an effective medication to treat pain (moderate to severe) and any other condition, as your doctor determines.

What are the side effects of Norco?

Observe your body. You can experience mild side effects after taking Norco, which will be okay after a while. Some of the common Norco side effects include the following:

  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth.

However, you should seek medical assistance if these side effects symptoms don’t get well or are becoming worse. Talk to your doctor and stop taking Norcon if you experience the following health issues:

  • Noisy breathing
  • Sighing
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Mood swings
  • Behavioral disorder
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Infertility (both in men and women)
  • Irregular menstruation cycle
  • Impotence
  • Sexual disorder
  • Problem in intimacy
  • Damaged liver resulting in nausea or vomiting, jaundice, clay-colored stools, pain in the upper stomach, dark-colored urine, itchiness, loss of appetite
  • Symptoms of low cortisol level in the body such as loss of appetite, tiredness, weakness, nausea or vomiting, dizziness
  • High serotonin level in the body resulting in agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, stiffness in the muscles, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  • Breathlessness
  • Any other severe allergic reaction to the medicine

How does Norco work?

Norco contains Hydrocodone and acetaminophen, where Hydrocodone is an opioid medication, and acetaminophen is a pain reliever. Both of these drugs work on the central nervous system and provide relief against pain.

What to avoid while using Norco?

Consuming alcohol while using Norco can increase the risk of liver damage. Please avoid it. Taking Norco can impair your thought process. Be careful while driving and operating machinery. It is best not to let yourself involve in activities that require you to be attentive and alert.