All the pharmacies gave me different stories. This is my first time getting this med. What is really happing?
As of today Norco has been placed as an controlled drug, per 5 pharmacies. I live in Ft.Lauderdale?
Added 6 Oct 2014:
Which as all pharmacies told me they had none. One CVS stated they ordered them 3 wks ago and still hasn't recvd them. One Walmart stated that they needed to change the labeling on them, another said, they might not get them at all, for me to get another prescription?
It has always been a controlled drug. They did move it to a higher control bracket though. It used to be a schedule III and now it is a Schedule II drug. What this means is that you will now need a new written script for each fill. No more refills will be allowed and the Drs cannot call it into the pharmacy any longer. It is now in the same control bracket as oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl etc.
I surprised it took them so long to do this, they bashed all the Doctors here who wrote C-2's yet allowed Hydrocodone to go unchecked, when it's probably more abused than the others. Once again, the pain patent gets the short end.
Just imaging oral surgery patients (for one example) having to make a trip to the Dr's office first, then to the pharmacy, then the waiting? Uggggh
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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