Pill is an IR adderall and lasts 4 hours. My friend took 2 and a 1/2 10 mg at 7:00pm then took norco 2 and a 1/2 10/325 at 10:00pm what is the reaction will the norco still help her?
Adderall and Norco?
- 7 Oct 2010 by Anonymous
7 Oct 2010
Hi there mrspage. Personally, I would think the adderall would block the sedating effect of the norco. But it may still help with pain. These 2 meds are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Only my opinion of course. Hope your friend is ok and out of pain soon. Hope things are well with you?
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7 Oct 2010
I would have to agree. The two will not interact with each other. The work primarily on completely different receptors, and really will not decrease or increase the others effect.
I wanted to include a couple more things about these two drugs that might or might no be helpful. I checked out the interactions on this site, and the only thing that it has listed as being potentially problematic for the both of them is alcohol. Apparently, Adderall can be affected, increasing the heart rate, and obviously, Norco, as it is a sedative of sorts, will interact, causing CNS (central nervous system) depression. Alcohol hits on the GABA receptors, as do the benzos, so drinking would have the same general effect as does taking Xanax, or something along those lines. I personally don't understand how the two pulling in the opposite direction would affect you, but best to stay away, or at least drink in moderation (a glass or two of wine isn't going to send you to the ER, unless there's factors in play, such as OTC items like Benadryl, certain cold medicines, or excessive amounts of caffeine that could potentially be very problematic. Another potentially problematic situation would include not following the doctors instructions, and then a couple glasses of wine might not be such a good idea).
The only other thing that I would point out is that Norco contains Acetaminophen, or more commonly known as Tylenol. While the Tylenol component helps increase the pain killing effects of the narcotic, it also increases the chance of liver damage (when put together with Hydrocodone, as Tylenol alone doesn't cause the same amount of harm), therefore, the med should only be taken for a short period of time. Taking Tylenol on top of this would be just a bad thing, as that would make the situation even worse, even though Norco has the smallest amount of tylenol in it (and if I'm not mistaken, is the reason as to why it's being used more frequently now vs. Vicodin). It therefore used to be seen as being an easier to abuse medication due to this, but now it is just seen as the safer choice out of that category of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen type drugs.
The content of Tylenol would be yet once again another reason to keep alcohol to a minimum, although, for all I know, you don't every drink a drop, whatsoever, but figured, it couldn't hurt to know - as with many people (including myself) I at one point didn't think of OTC items as being potentially dangerous, but this is not the case. I really messed up a couple years ago at work, nearly passing out and falling asleep due to the interactions of my meds and the cold medication that I was taking. Made me look pretty bad, especially when the HR person is calling a cab for you. Oooops. I guess this is part of the reason why I'm including this info, as it was a combo of Norco, Cold Medicine, and my regularly taken Benzos that did the trick for me. Never again!
Hope that this additional info is of some help, and hope that the additional info isn't insulting and or tedious!!
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