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Norco

Most Commonly Used
Norco 10mg-325mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly WatsonPharma Inc
Pill Identification: NORCO 539 
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Norco 5mg-325mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly WatsonPharma Inc
Pill Identification: WATSON  |  913
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Norco 7.5mg-325mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly WatsonPharma Inc
Pill Identification: NORCO 729 
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Overview Information on Norco
Pharmacist Tip
You may take Norco with or without food, but taking it with food may help reduce nausea.     
Norco® is a medicine that doctors prescribe to relieve moderate to severe pain. Norco is a medicine that combines two medicines into one dosage form. The two medicines in Norco are hydrocodone, which is a synthetic narcotic, and acetaminophen, which is a nonnarcotic medicine.

It is not completely understood how Norco works to relieve pain. However, it is thought that Norco changes how the body feels and responds to pain by changing the way that pain messages are processed in the brain.

It is known that acetaminophen works to relieve pain in a different way than hydrocodone, but exactly how that happens is not known. Acetaminophen has an additional benefit, because it can reduce fevers.

Take Norco exactly how your doctor tells you to. Your doctor will recommend the right number of doses for you to take to control your pain. If you still have pain, if it gets worse, or if you have a new or different type of pain, let your doctor know. Do not increase the number of Norco tablets you take unless your doctor tells you to.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Norco® is a medicine that doctors prescribe to relieve moderate to severe pain. Norco is a medicine that combines two medicines into one dosage form. The two medicines in Norco are hydrocodone, which is a synthetic narcotic, and acetaminophen, which is a nonnarcotic medicine.

It is not completely understood how Norco works to relieve pain. However, it is thought that Norco changes how the body feels and responds to pain by changing the way that pain messages are processed in the brain.

It is known that acetaminophen works to relieve pain in a different way than hydrocodone, but exactly how that happens is not known. Acetaminophen has an additional benefit, because it can reduce fevers.

Take Norco exactly how your doctor tells you to. Your doctor will recommend the right number of doses for you to take to control your pain. If you still have pain, if it gets worse, or if you have a new or different type of pain, let your doctor know. Do not increase the number of Norco tablets you take unless your doctor tells you to.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013