The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Dating back to 1960, it seems like I've been plagued with pain every day of my life. Most of the time a small amount of aspirin will eliminate the issue. But there are days when almost nothing will end the pain. Since I began taking Norco 3-4 years ago - up to three, 10-325 mg tablets a day, life has been a genuine pleasure. I'm still experiencing daily pain. But it is very seldom severe. And when it is, that's only because I forgot I'm 74 years old and spent the day working in the yard like an 18 year-old.
I can't begin to name all the pain-killers I've used in my life. But Norco is, by far, the most effective.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Temeculaboy1264 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
I have Fibromyalgia, I have tried standard treatments for this condition and nothing has worked except Norco 10 -325 twice a day and Tramadol 100 mg two times a day.I have been on this same does now for 4 years and it does the job. The only side effect that I notice is with night time leg cramps I have tried to see what caused the Leg Cramping and I am determined it to be the Norco. When I stopped taking it the leg cramps went away. I adjusted the time I take Norco and no longer take it after 5 in the evening and it seems to help. I alternate the Tramadol, take my dose in the morning about 6am when I wake up and take Norco at around 10am and 5pm and then Tramadol about 9pm and it works perfect and seems to control my pain.
22 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Elaine in pain (taken for 5 to 10 years):
I had 2 level cervical fusion in 2001 and now need 2 more. Norco doesn't seem to give me pain relief when pain is 8 and above. Now I also wear Butrans pain patches and I swear by them. They do come with the usual side effects but combined with the Norco I can survive 10 plus pain.
14 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking 5mg Norco every 3-4 hours during the day for nerve pain that resulted after a Total Knee Replacement which was three yeas ago. It has been very helpful and I am able to function which I could not do with a pain level of 8 plus. I have not had any side effects except for constipation which is managed by taking Swis Kris, a herbal supplement. They say Norco is usually not helpful for nerve pain, but it helps me.
25 users found this comment helpful.
This medication is prescribed 10/350mg up to 4 times per day - or as needed. I normally take it 3 times per day. It is the only medication that has not caused stomach bleeding problems as aspirin did; has not caused liver damage as Tylenol did; and has not caused kidney necrosis/nephritis as Advil did.
42 users found this comment helpful.
This medication worked well for my pain after a C-section, but after 3 days I began to experience horrible nausea and headaches. The nausea caused me to strain my stomach so I stopped taking the medication and experienced headaches several days after quitting. Overall it was an effective pain reliever but, for me, the side effects were too much.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I had rotator cuff surgery on right shoulder and overused left as I am right handed, surgery went excellent but then pain to left side was tremendous. I had steriod shot with no relief followed by a couple of months taking Lortab 7.5mg with brief relief but the pain would come back full force. After changing scrip to Norco 5 325mg I felt relief after approx an hour, great feeling for a change. I still get up with the same pain but take the Norco and relief is on the way. I have had osteoporosis and osteo-arthritis for years and I highly recomend.
24 users found this comment helpful.
I was bitten by a rattlesnake on the ankle. The antivenom took the pain from a 10 to an 8 but besides that I was on Dilaudid every 4 hours and 10mg Norco every other 4 hours (so pain medicines every 2 hours). Norco was amazing. Worked fairly quickly. Used for a while until pain was gone. Top pain relief from a very painful situation.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Helps ALOT, without the help I wouldn't be able to get out of bed and live a " normal" life as just being able to enjoy my children, grandchildren their laughter smiles and even their tears. Instead of being in my bedroom in the worst pain ever.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Very hard to get off them after treatment but great for pain and mood. Great for migraines I have had severe migraines my whole life and haven't had any since taking these. Also have kidney problems with lots of stones and surgery.Couldn't have made it through last 2 yrs without them.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I have tried all the pain killers including morphine, Dilaudid, IV and pill form and many many others over the past 10 years. Nothing seemed to help. For the past 8 years I have been on Norco. It has helped take the edge off my pain.
I am chronically ill with Lyme disease, co-infections, herniated discs in my neck and too many others to list. My body likes Norco the best.
18 users found this comment helpful.
When I get bad pain I take Norco and it helps. I only take it for 3 days then I stop because the pain is gone by then. But it works better then the other medicines I have been given, also I have never had any withdrawals from it.
11 users found this comment helpful.
I've a degenerative spinal disorder known as syringomyelia (without Arnold Chirari mal) which was caused after an auto accident in which I was ejected from my car as it flipped. I suffered several fractures to the skull, sub-arachnoid hematoma (resolved itself) in addition to a broken spine. I was initially taking Norco 10/325 4 x daily, which worked fine at the time, then my Syrinx began presenting symptoms; mainly horrid pain at the site of it (C3-T2). Tramadol 50mg was added in addition to Zanaflex and Xanax for the accompanying exacerbation of anxiety, but still in pain. This medicine is short acting and not sufficient for SM sufferers.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Nov 25th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Nov 19th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Dec 1st, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.