my husband broke his wrist this morning..shattered it, really. He was prescribed Norco 10/325. I had it filled and it came back as Hydrocodone 10/325. Can someone please explain to me the difference between: Vicodin, Norco, Hydrocodone, Lortab, etc. I understand that hydrocodone is the generic version..but, generic of what?? Are all of these names I just mentioned ALL different types of pain pills? I tried to google it and they all came up listed in one long thread as if they were all the same pill. If THAT is the case, why all the different names? If anyone can solve this for me I would be SO appreciative, as my husband is frustrated, therefore I'M frustrated, and have no answer. Just more confusion when I google it.
Added 5 Dec 2011:
Thank you to everyone! I just couldn't get my brain around the (I guess) obvious. Husband is really hurting. They loaded him up with SO much pain meds because they were going to try and position the hand in a way that might be a tad comfortable until we can get into a hand surgeon. His wrist is just shattered. :( And, on top of that, I couldn't get to him because I have been home with a bug. I'm feeling better now (thank goodness, as I want to be able to help him all I can.) He is doing pretty well considering. He is very independent and it makes it hard to help, but I am at the ready! :) Thank you all again, and do keep him in your prayers as I've a feeling this is going to be a long recovery. (so also please keep ME in your prayers as I am sure he is going to get cabin fever BAD!) ;)
Norco, Lortab, Vicodin, etc are all name brands of hydrocodone which is the generic for all of them. As long as it's hydrocodone 10/325 it is the same as Norco. Hydrocodone can come in all kinds of strengths, or combinations of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The 10 is 10mg of the hydrocodone, the 325 is 325mg of acetaminophen or tylenol ... the same thing. Just relax! Hope your husband feels better soon. Hope that helps. God bless. :)
Nothing at all is just a generic name there all the same my friend.. ive been on them for 7yrs and i am trying to get off of them but there is no diff.. they are all in the same family.. as long as there the 10/325s trust me there norcos.. God bless and i hope i helped ya.. Mickey from chicago.. all of my norcos bottels say the samething as yours but they are norcos trust me.. NO DIFF AT ALL
jillynnie... as u well no ... i no alot about hydrocodone... yes there all the same meds... different amounts of acetamenaphine... actually your husband got less tylenol by gettig norco... hope this helps
I'm just here to wish you strength and patience. Men tend to be like little kids when they're not feeling their best. I don't know if your hubby is like this. Does he go the other way and try and become a real 'He' man?
Whatever, I wish your hubby a speedy recovery and for you, as I said before, patience!
Yes, and if you get refills, your script could be labeled with a different name, depending on which company the generic med is from. A pharmacist can spend days trying to fill with the same brand-but that's not always possible. The problem is that the records can make you look like you're drug shopping for a stronger version, especially if he's referred to another doctor. It took me over a year to get this different name of generics for one med straightened out. keep all empty bottles that have a name change, so a nurse or doctor realizes that it's an FDA patent problem in keeping records-not a drug problem. That way they can see-that that doctor asking the question wrote the script in question.
I just read something this afternoon about these prescription names. Hydrocodone is not a generic name it's the name of the active ingredient. I have noticed when you get a medication that is in generic form it is called by the name of the active ingredient. Hope that helps you out a little.
Yes, there are just different names for the same 2 drugs. I only have 1 thing to add. I once accepted a Lortab generic in place of a Vicodin generic, and they killed my stomach. They causes stomach pain that went beyond what ever pain killing properties they had. So that was the last time I ever accepted a Lortab generic. Never had Norco, so I have no opinion on that.
So if he starts complaining a certain pill is killing his stomach, it isn't his imagination. Those Lortabs I paid for that time wound up going to waste. I suppose this is from the fillers they put in. Whatever causes things like this they really ought not to do it.
Hi there Jilly. Heres hopeing that your husband is doing well. You might tell him this to crack a smile and get a chuckle, These comments exchanges were actually said and taken down by court reporters ... ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he? WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ. ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard. ATTORNEY: Was this a male or female? WITNESSS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male. AND last one (for now) ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: YES ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None, ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? :-0) See you friend
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