The last two times I have refilled my pain medication (Norco), the pharmacy has had to give me 10/500's instead and they told me its because of a shortage. I could not find any info at the FDA website about a shortage of hydrocodone.

On another message board, someone mentioned that soon the maximum amount of acetaminophen allowed in a drug formulation will be 325mg so they suggested that perhaps there really isn't a shortage of Norco but rather the pharmacies are just trying to use up their 10/500's before the new rules take effect.

Have any of you heard anything about a shortage of Norco? Due to my medical problems I have to take 6-8 a day and so I really don't like having to take these 10/500's.