HELP! Need info on drug called "Norco" yesterday.....please?

  1. With the arthritis in both my legs getting worse, my MD now has me on Darvocet N100 2 QID, 200mg Celebrex BID and Norco 1 QID. Haven't heard of Norco, need any info you can provide me with. I was in so much pain I had to leave work yesterday and missed today. Would appreciate your input. Sometimes I feel like I'm falling to pieces. Then to top it all off, hubby still has MRSA in his hands, the count is even higher and now we're going to IV Vancomycin. WHAT NEXT........I'll end up pregnant, no wait, that can't happen, so that must mean all of you will get pregnant!!! Sorry all, I didn't mean to do it, oh yea, blame world hunger on me too! Sorry, don't mean to be flip but right now I'm between crying and jumping off the roof.....just kidding, gotta laugh about it all or go nuts. I think I prefer going nuts, sounds like more fun! Any info would really be appreciated!!!! Love to all! (poor wittle duckie walks away, beak held low, feathers dragging the ground....poor, poooooooor me.....WHACK, Warrior Woman just smacked me with a poop ball, that little brat!!!!) Keeep smiling, love to all!
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Norco:

    This drug is used to moderate and severe pain.


    Before using


    Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking especially other painkillers. Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to acetaminophen, codeine, hydrocodone, sulfite), or other drugs. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.


    Directions

    Follow the directions for using this medicine as advised by your doctor. Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose then skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Avoid alcohol while using this medicine. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.

    Cautions

    Do not exceed the recommended dose or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may cause serious side effects. Keep all doctor and laboratory appointments while you are using this medicine. Before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.


    Possible side effects

    Some possible side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, upset stomach , stomach pain and difficulty in urination.


    If you take too much

    If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

    Additional information

    Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    it's hydrocodone/apap...
    you got vicodin, baby!!!
  5. by   smiling_ru
  6. by   lisamcrn
    darvocet and lortab together??? does that make sense to anyone else?? i guess i've seen some wierd combinations, but never this together. I hope the pain improves. Watch those acetaminophen doses, and don't forget stomach irritation throwing that celebrex in there also, and and the bowels......omg I hope you don't get plugged up too...Teasing Ducking to help with the situation, or not. I hope the pain becomes more managed. But this combination just bothers me.
  7. by   plumrn
    Norco tablets have only 325mg of acetaminophen, but have 7.5mg (or 10mg?- can't remember), of hydrocodone. My mothers Doc prescribed it for her so that she could get sufficient pain relief for her back, without taking so much acetaminophen through the day.
    Vicodin has 500mg of acetaminophen w/ 5mg hydrocodone, of course.
  8. by   dianah
    Just off the top of my head, and with no reference nearby, I believe Norco comes in three strengths: a 5mg, 7.5mg and a ????. Not sure if the acetaminophen dose increases along with the hydrocodone. Need a PDR.

    Healing wishes and prayers being sent your way, Duckie. -- D

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