After reading... there doesn't seem to be much difference in the norco drug and hydrocodon. There is still acetomedophin in it, which causes liver damage after constant use. Please explain if there is a difference, if there really is one. Or, is it the same med but made by another company with another name? Looking for another alternative for my elderly mother.
16 Aug 2011
Norco is the brand name for the generic drug hydrocodone with acetominophen. So technically they are the same thing. Hydrocodone with acetominophen comes in different strengths and has different brand names such as Lortab, Norco or Vicodin.
Hope this helps,
16 Aug 2011
Has she tried Tramadol (Ultram)? It provides pretty good pain relief and doesnt have acetaminophen. You could talk to her Dr about it to see if it is compatible with her other meds and with any health conditions she might have. Tramadol is technically not an opioid but is said to be "opioid like" but it still can be as addictive as opioids because it acts on the same receptor sites in the brain so she still has to be careful with it like she would with hydrocodone. As Laurie said Norco is a hydrocodone/acetaminophen combo drug.
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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