It has built up to this amount. My doc just changed me to 10-325 of Norco. Will this be better for my liver, kidneys etc.? And should I ask for morphine instead. Severe back and neck pain.
Your Dr can do blood work to check your liver and if you are on pain medicine regularly, he SHOULD be checking your blood work at least once a year. Acetaminophen is one of the most toxic drugs to the liver on Earth especially in large doses. It is recommended that your total daily dose from all sources be no more than 3000-4000mg. If you are concerned about your liver, you should avoid combination meds that contain acetaminophen or ibuprofen and just use plain opioids by themselves.
You are absolutely correct that taking too much norco can harm your liver. The general recommendation is that you should not take more than 4g of norco in a 24 hour period. 10 x 500 mg pills is a total dose of 5 g which is above the recommended daily dose. A one-time dose of that many pills will likely not cause any lasting harm, yet that is without accounting for any other underlying health problems you may have; how much norco you were taking in the days preceding the day when you took 10 tablets; and whether or not you were drinking alcohol in the days when using norco (as the toxic effects of norco are increased when combined with alcohol). Although it is likely that you will be fine, the best thing for you to do at this point is go to your physician's office or the urgent care center for an evaluation.
Your doctor or the urgent care doctors can take a thorough history of your norco use; check some basic labs; and call the poison control center if needed for additional expert advice. In addition, you can talk to your physician about when it is safe to use Norco and when it is not so that you are not in this position again in future. Good luck!
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