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What is Norco?

Norco contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen that work as opioid pain relievers to treat moderate to severe chronic and acute pain. 

It works through opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system to reduce pain sensations and treat pain. 

Important Information

  • It is a scheduled opioid pain medication, and therefore, its availability is controlled by the health authorities.
  • Norco is dangerous even if taken at regular dosages. Please consult your doctor before using it. 
  • Norco is highly addictive and habit-forming; misusing it can b fatal.
  • It can adversely affect your health; therefore, you may need frequent medical checkups while using Norco.
  • Be careful; Norco can affect your breathing. 
  • Keep your medicine in your custody and never share it with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction. 
  • You can purchase Norco online or offline only if you bear an appropriate prescription, as buying or selling Norco without a proper prescription is forbidden under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so.

What to know before taking Norco?

Norco can effectively treat moderate to severe chronic and acute pain but can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately. 

We advise you to consider the following things before taking Norco:

  • Consider all your medical histories and avoid Norco if you are allergic to it or its components or other medicines containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. 
  • Using Norco is not that safe or effective if you have the following health issues or history thereof:
    • Asthma 
    • Breathing disorders 
    • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping) 
    • Head injuries 
    • Seizures 
    • Urination problems 
    • Problems with the functioning of the gallbladder and pancreas
    • Blockage in the stomach or intestine
  • Please don’t take Norco if you are an alcoholic or drug addict. 
  • Taking Norco is dangerous if you have taken any MAO inhibitors in t last 14 days. 
  • Avoid using Norco during pregnancy and lactation period; it can harm your baby and cause certain congenital disabilities to your child.
  • Before stopping the medicine, please consult your health expert; he will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid fatal withdrawal symptoms.
  • You may need regular follow-ups from your doctor while using Norco.

How to take Norco?

Norco can be highly addictive and habit-forming if misused. Therefore, we advise you to take Norco as prescribed by your doctor. 

It is also essential to take care of all the necessary precautions while using Norco. 

In addition to this, you should also consult your doctor if you don’t observe any improvement in your health condition even after taking Norco tablets. 

Norco dosage

Norco contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both of the drugs have their own working mechanism to treat moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. 

Taking Norco can be more effective if taken appropriately; therefore, you should consult your doctor for suitable Norco dosages.  

Before prescribing you suitable Norco dosages, your doctor will examine you thoroughly, and based on the following factors; he will prescribe the appropriate Norco dosages.

  • Age of the patient 
  • Weight of the patient 
  • The medical condition of the patient 
  • Medical history of the patients 

The usual Norco dosages for those who don’t have any medical history and other medical complications are as follows:

Dosage for treating pain (moderate to severe)

In the form of Narco 5/325 mg tablets

  • For adults 

One to two tablets after every four to six hours or as and when required

  • For children 

Using Norco 5/325 mg for treating children is not safe; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child. 

In the form of Narco 7.5/325 mg tablets

  • For adults 

One tablet after every four to six hours or as and when required 

  • For children 

Using Norco 7.5/325 mg for treating children is not safe; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child. 

In the form of Narco 10/325 mg tablets

  • For adults 

One tablet after every four to six hours or as and when required by the patient

  • For children  

Using Norco 10/325 mg for treating children is not safe; please consult your doctor before giving it to your child. 


Norco is an effective opioid pain reliever that can turn out to be fatal if taken in excess. Using it more than prescribed can cause its overdose and cause you the following overdose symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Pinpoint pupils  
  • Slow or shallow breathing 
  • Breathlessness 

You should immediately consult your doctor or seek emergency medical assistance by calling the poison helpline of your country if an overdose happens.

What to avoid while using Norco?

Please ask your doctor before taking any cold or allergy medication while using Norco. 

You should also consult your doctor before using any other medications containing acetaminophen if you are taking Norco. 

Alcohol tends to interact with Norco dangerously; please avoid taking them together. 

Norco affects the brain and nervous system that impair your thought process and cause dizziness or drowsiness. Therefore, you should be careful while driving, operating machinery, and performing activities that can cause you severe injuries or accidents.

Consuming herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements while using Norco is not safe. Taking these together with medicine can cause severe interaction between the two.

Norco side effects

Norco reduces the pain sensations in the body and mind to treat moderate to severe pain and may cause the following side effects:

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

In addition to this, you should observe your health and stop taking Norco and consult your doctor if these side effects are bothering you too much.

Please tell your health expert if you experience the following health disorders while using Norco:

  • 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

What drugs can interact with Norco?

Norco can dangerously affect your health if taken along with other medications. It may cause severe interaction if you take Norco simultaneously with the following medicines:

  • Cold and allergy medications 
  • Asthma medicines 
  • Water pills 
  • Medicines to treat motion sickness and irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Sedatives 
  • Sleeping pills 
  • Muscles relaxants 
  • Antidepressants
  • Antianxiety pills 
  • Medications used for treating certain other mental illnesses 
  • Stimulants 
  • Migraine headache medications

To avoid the life-threatening interactions between Norco and other medicines, we advise you to tell your physician about all the medications and therapies you are currently taking.