Norco (Hydrocodone/acetaminophen) 10 mg-325 mg (50 tabs)
It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain. Vicodin, Lorcet, and Lortab are other brand names for this combination, which is also available as a generic. Hydrocodone is a narcotic, while acetaminophen is a mild painkiller
Norco is a brand name for the combination prescription drug acetaminophen/hydrocodone. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Vicodin, Lorcet, and Lortab are other brand names for this combination, which is also available as a generic.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic, while acetaminophen is a mild painkiller. Combined, they belong to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics, which work by blocking certain nerve cell receptors in the brain.
Manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals, now Actavis Inc., Norco was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997.
Acetaminophen/hydrocodone is sold as tablets and is available in three strengths:
- 5 milligrams of hydrocodone, 325 mg of acetaminophen
- 7.5 mg of hydrocodone, 325 mg of acetaminophen
- 10 mg of hydrocodone, 325 acetaminophen
Under the brand name Norco, acetaminophen/hydrocodone comes in two strengths:
- 7.5 mg hydrocodone, 325 mg acetaminophen
- 10 mg hydrocodone, 325 mg acetaminophen
The dosage for acetaminophen/hydrocodone, regardless of the strength, is usually one tablet at four- to six-hour intervals, or as needed for pain. You should not take more than six tablets in one day.
If the drug doesn’t seem to be working or has stopped working, talk to your doctor. Do not increase the dosage.
Norco should be prescribed cautiously to older people, as it is more likely to cause breathing problems in that population. Older people are also more apt to develop liver and kidney problems as a result of taking acetaminophen/hydrocodone.
There have been no studies on how Norco might affect children. It is usually prescribed only for adults.