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User Reviews for Norco

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Back Pain
8.1
   
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Pain
7.5
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
6.2
   
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Summary of Norco reviews 7.6 248 reviews

Reviews for Norco

For Pain "Both Norco and it’s Generic Actavis version 5-300 mg (White Scored Tablets) caused such a reaction that I turned in both prescriptions in to local Police Department Med Drop. CVS noted I could not take Norco, yet one month later they filled a prescription with the Generic form by Actavis, once again I was violently ill. For me Mallinckrodt White Oval Scored Tablet 5-300 mg is a marvel. No side effects whatsoever, just absolute pain relief in 30-45 minutes. Effective up to 5 hours, even 1/2 tablet is effective within an hour lasts perhaps 4-4:30 hours. CVS now only carries LUPIN Pharmaceuticals for Generic Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 5-300 mg. Agh ! Massive headache, waves of nausea and dizzying lightheaded~No Pain Relief ."

   
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Jax March 29, 2019

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For Back Pain "I have had Fibromyalgia and RA as well as depression anxiety, low vit D levels, migraines, and chronic fatigue syndrome. My doctor asked if I wanted 10/325 Norco or 5 mg Percocet. The Norco worked better and was less sedating and itchy. I know from the dentist I need 10-20mg Percocet. Norco keeps me awake, functioning ( out of bed, I’m disabled ) but let’s me get up and move around also less addictive. I also take Cymbalta, Topimax, xanax, lunesta, adderall, Norco, Soma, etc."

ChrisT (taken for 10 years or more) March 1, 2019

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For Back Pain "I had cancer and an auto immune disorder which ended with several surgeries and resulted in a lot of generalized pain. My doc prescribed Norco 5/325 three times a day then had to double the dose. Mallinkrot was pharm manufacturer. This medicine absolutely did nothing for pain and actually caused other issues such as GI problems including abdominal cramps and nausea. After switching to another brand my pain was relieved significantly and no abdominal issues. As a medical professional I do not recommend this manufacturer EVER."

   
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Jk (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 21, 2019

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For Back Pain "I was taking actavis norco 10/325 for years and as you all stated no one carries them anymore. The Mallinckrodt makes me so sick that I did research Par pharmaceuticals the yellow ones is wholesaled by AmerisourceBergen and AmerisourceBergens largest contract is with Walgreens and Riteaid. I called around and Par told me you are with AmerisourceBergen and that you can order par. The 24 hour locations can try but they are mostly stocked fully with Mallinckrodt and can’t order past a certain threshold. Call the locations that are open to 9pm. BOTH of the non 24 hour Walgreens were able to go in their system pull up Par yellow norco and order them. They also notated my file that I have a bad reaction on Mallinkcrodt and can only be filled actavis (which is still made I called them as well) or Par. Hope this helps."

   
8.0

Jazz (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2019

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For Pain "I have had times when I've had to take Norco for pain. Most of which was Watson. I had knee surgery Dec 28 and was given Norco 5/325 from Aurobindo pharmaceuticals. I took 2-3 at a time to feel ANY RELIEF. This brand is no better than OTC meds. I never knew until now that different companies use different ingredients. I'm so disappointed in my pharmacy for changing companies at the cost of their suffering clientele."

   
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Kraci (taken for less than 1 month) January 12, 2019

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For Pain "I just took my last Watson yesterday . I was concerned about continuing this medication because all the pharmacies in my area only stock mallinkrodt and that manufacturers brand causes me increased pain and muscle tension. I consider it to be a substandard medication and really I will not use it. I was lucky to find one pharmacy that stock amneal, while not quite as good as Watson, Amneal is an improvement over Mallinckrodt (mallincrap) so I won't have to ask my doctor to take me off this medication which I was going to do if only mallincrap was available. I have informed my pharmacy that I do not want anything from mallinkrodt as I do not trust this company. Unfortunately they own many of the corporate pharmacies around the country"

   
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Hermit (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 7, 2019

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For Back Pain "I switched from rite aid and the useless mallinckrodt (malincrap) brand to an independent pharmacy that sells the yellow 3601 Norco in October. I couldn't believe it but I only need 2 a day to control my pain. The next 3 months the same yellow Norco had decreased in pain relief to the point that my most recent script was total garbage. Same pills but different shipment. Complained to pharmacy and now I'm filing complaint with the FDA. People must file written complaints for the FDA TO INVESTIGATE. PHAR P thats the brand."

   
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Dave (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2019

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For Pain "I found hydrocodone to be more effective then tramadol, gabapentin then they changed the drug over the years due to drug addicts abuse. Once the gold standard until people learned how to abuse it. Taken as prescribed it is effective with little or no side effects. However, it has deadly side effects when abused or mixed with other drugs. It was made with 660mg of acetaminophen which is dangerous if taking 10 pills to get high, you could do irreparable damage to your liver. So the amount of acetaminophen was limited to 325 in each pill. Some drug addicts figured out how to crush it up, prompting even more changes in the medication to prevent that abuse. Then some unethical doctors started over prescribing it to people who didn't need it, prompting more tighter restrictions by the government. Government has moved it from schedule III to schedule II drug further limiting its use, while states make Marijuana which is listed as a schedule I drug, legal for recreational use. stop abuse."

   
7.0

Back and hip December 13, 2018

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For Back Pain "I had been taking the Watson 10/325 Norco with no problems, until Walgreens went to Mallinckrodt; total waste of time. I was told by Walgreens, that Watson no longer existed and found that unacceptable. They are worlds apart and I don’t know how they’re getting away with this. Wait, yes I do! Those that need these meds to work, so we function in life; are also victims of the opioid epidemic. So I did some research... Watson was bought out by one of two companies. Next, I began calling pharmacies, asking the brand carried. All the chain stores had the Mallinckrodt, CVS flat refused to answer & said they’d reject my prescription if I came in and asked. FINALLY, I found two local pharmacies that had different brands. I have gone to both pharmacies to try them and discovered that any brand OTHER than the Mallinckrodt works just fine. So my advice to anyone in this predicament is to try local pharmacies and step away from the Mallinckrodt garbage."

   
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Maleficent (taken for 10 years or more) December 11, 2018

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For Pain "Rx for pain following laparoscopic surgery. Either my pain level after outpatient surgery was so high that it would cause me to be unconscious or screaming, or this Rx didn't work with my body as my pain level the day after surgery was 9 with this medication. (5-325mg every 6 hours. ) Side effects for me were confusion and dizziness."

   
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Ltlmiss (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2018

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For Pain "I have been on Norco for 13 years for pain relief and have no side effects. The main problem is finding a doctor to prescribe them. Many doctors mistakenly think by cutting down or stopping writing scripts for Norco, there are less overdoses. Actually the people that legitimately take it for pain are suffering and the people abusing it have switched to heroin, which there are many more ODs from. Heroin is not controlled so it can contain deadly ingredients; also an addict could be used to a certain strength and unknowingly buy something stronger that could kill them. This law has caused more deaths, but most doctors haven't done the research I have and don't know this. I think the doctors should get personally involved with the patients; I would gladly answer any questions and give permission for them to check my legal history. Then hopefully the people in pain would get help and the people abusing drugs could go to rehab to get off it. That's when we'll see a drop in ODs and deaths."

   
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Pain patient (taken for 10 years or more) November 18, 2018

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For Pain "Norco worked pretty well for me at the right dose and when rx'd with muscle relaxers. However, I was originally rx'd long acting opioids because I had liver damage due to Halothane toxicity and taking a single ingredient opioid was safer. With the new "guidelines" I can't even find a doctor who's okay with rxing Norco so I'm back to taking high doses of acetaminophen. The govt has really screwed chronic pain patients."

   
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Sarah (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 29, 2018

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For Pain "I've always taken the yellow norco. I fractured my hip and my back they stop prescribing the yellow and now they give me white Norco and it doesn't work at all. Before I was taking half of a yellow norco which works fine now I take white one which sucks - it doesn't take your pain away. I don't know what the differences and I don't know where to buy the yellow brand. It is driving me crazy and the 1st time I took a the white one it gave me nightmares. Is there is something wrong with the manufacturing process, is there QA tests on these?"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 7, 2018

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For Pain "This is a poor substitute for Norco. Watson 853 worked great but Activist won't distribute it anymore. Therefore I'm stuck with Tris Pharma G 037. Little or no relief! Just wanted to let others know."

   
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Sir Scribe (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 23, 2018

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For Pain "I used to take the 10/325 "yellow" pills, but now most pharmacies dispense white pills made by Watson, Mallinckrodt (“M”) or Amneal. Watson worked best for me, but not as well as the yellow pills. Walgreens just signed a contract with M and that's all they carry now. I can definitively say this past month has been awful. The M brand did not help my pain and made me very irritable. It's as if M put out a placebo or sugar pill. I refuse to take more pills due to the lack of efficacy of the M pills. I learned independent pharmacies often carry several brands at one time. One near me carries three -- including PAR (the yellow ones!) I hate to sound excited, but I thought they stopped making those and have been suffering through sub-par (pun intended) substitutions. The pharmacist told me Par costs twice as much to order than other brands. My guess is that's because it actually works. If you find a brand that works for your body, it can definitely improve quality of life."

   
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LC September 15, 2018

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For Pain "Hey @kammideb I don't know if it just the rules but surgeons or regular doctors are not supposed to prescribe scheduled pain meds after 3 months post op. In addition to other issues I had a spinal fusion whose screw need to come out as they created bursas as well cervical at every level falling apart. You need to go to a pain management doctor if you need to continue drug treatment. They can prescribe whatever you need. The bigger problem is the consolidation of drug cos and pharmacies. The big pharms only carry the cheapest and weakest. But find the one the works for you and hopefully they will continue making. Small mom/pop pharms are typically not constricted by contracts, so are able to get you the generic brand you want."

   
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CharleyHorse (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 28, 2018

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For Pain "Had surgery on a torn tendon in my elbow. Norco gives me zero relief. I've found ibuprofen also has no effect on level of pain for me either. What is the point? Or are some folks just immune? I haven't taken a lot of pills in my lifetime so I don't think it's built up tolerance... It just doesn't work for me."

   
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Meri (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2018

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For Back Pain "I’ve been taking Norco for about two years. It’s really the only thing that helps my pain. I usually get my script filled at CVS and, lately, I’ve noticed the generic they use is pretty worthless. Takes sometimes double the pills to get just a little pain relief. Recently switched to the M367 generic (Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals) at Walgreens and, wow, what a difference. One pill lasts me almost an entire work day whereas the other generic was requiring two to three just to get partial relief. Never really thought there was much difference in generics but I guess there is!"

   
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KKrandle (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 13, 2018

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For Back Pain "I have tons of back issues degenerative disk disease, arthritis, bulging disks, scoliosis and who knows what else as my low back has been killing me so I went to the ER and they of course said I’ll give you muscle relaxers and I laughed and said I know for a fact this isn’t muscle related and in the past had Norco for broken bones and when my back gave me severe pain, Thing is I’m on Xanax which I let them know and I just space the two at least 2 hours apart up to 6 hours apart even breaking the 5mg Norco apart. Today I’m reading about being careful if your on Xanax which I take a low dose of .5mg even break them in half to maybe 3/4 of a pill and take it. I’ve never had a problem with either pill, abusers ruin it for us that need these."

   
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Norcoworks August 11, 2018

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For Back Pain "I have been taking Norco for awhile and the manufacturer was actavis and they really didn't help that much. Well I just got another prescription filled and Walgreens changed manufacture again which is mallinckrodt and they do nothing at all but give me pains in my stomach and give me a slight headache. I wish these manufacturers would stop playing around with the ingredients we are in pain and need something for pain - not the ineffective ones we are getting now"

   
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Babygirl (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 29, 2018

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For Pain "Does not work"

   
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Dubby June 25, 2018

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For Pain "I had surgery and was prescribed this for pain. It did absolutely nothing for the pain but it did cause me anxiety and put me in a bad mood. After reading other reviews, Doctors shouldn't be prescribing this "do nothing" drug that actually makes you feel worse, not better."

   
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Lola (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2018

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For Pain "If you like to feel nauseated with zero pain relief, this drug is for you. It is THE WORST."

   
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Maverick (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2018

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For Pain "This is not the same as lortab it's so fake. The doctors say that the drug companies have taken out some of the acetaminophen and changed the name. Doctors can't doctor when the government is telling them how to do it."

   
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TRut April 29, 2018

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For Pain "After I had a tooth extracted my jaw swelled up and I was in considerable pain. My dentist prescribed the Norco 5/325 pill. At first I decided to try aspirin because I didn't want to get involved with an opioid. The aspirin helped a great deal but I was taking a whooping dose which put me at risk for internal bleeding as well as putting stress on my kidneys. So I tried the Norco pill. Absolutely no effect. This pill is a fake. I went back to the aspirin and the relief was almost immediate."

   
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William (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2018

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