Norco (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription pain medication. It is a narcotic and is classified as a controlled substance, it is approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
Compared to most hydrocodone/APAP pain relievers, Norco contains less acetaminophen, making it useful for people who need to take more hydrocodone without more acetaminophen. Although it may seem counterintuitive, because the tablets contain less acetaminophen, they are "stronger" than most other hydrocodone/APAP products. The maximum daily dose of such products is limited by the acetaminophen content, and having less acetaminophen per tablet allows for a higher daily dosage of hydrocodone without exceeding the maximum acetaminophen dosage.
Roxicet (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. As a narcotic, Roxicet is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance.
Perhaps a doc./pharmacist would be able to evaluate the strength of each med, it really depends upon the effect it has on an individual. Hope this helps?
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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