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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?"

   
10

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."

   
3.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
7.0

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."

   
1.0

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!"

   
8.0

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."

   
9.0

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"

   
1.0

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."

   
1.0

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."

   
1.0

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."

   
1.0

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

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For Pain "Broke my wrist & painful contusions to chest and back. Dr. gave me script for Norco which sort of helped a few years ago. Instead of Watson , I was given Norco by McNeal. Absolutely did not help with pain in wrist break or contusion pain. Sensitive to opioids & usually get severe migraine from Norco. But not this time - nothing happened at all. Felt like I was taking plain Tylenol. I suffered for 10 days 24/7 waiting for some little relief which never came !"

   
1.0

Shadow (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2018

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For Back Pain "Taking this solidly about 5 yrs now. PEOPLE PLEASE; If you take anything...there is a risk to become addicted. How many are you drink sodas, eat junk food or diet sodas daily? All can hurt you, possibly kill you. If you have real pain, this works. Be responsible and take what is prescribed. If your body is getting use to the dose, tell your doctor. Don't take more. Sometimes taking this can cause rebound headaches. Will cause constipation. Can make your skin dry. This medicine does not make me drowsy or slows my heart rate. It could for you. Be safe. Live well."

   
8.0

Hanna B (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 2, 2018

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For Pain "I was given a prescription for Norco 7.5mg after I had 3 impacted wisdom teeth removed. One was not erupted and I also had to have a bone graft on my left side. The Norco helped somewhat but I also took Ibuprofen 800mg with it for breakthrough pain. That really helped a lot."

   
7.0

TyAustin February 24, 2018

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For Back Pain "I broke a rib and was given Norco 5/325 in the ER. No pain management whatsoever. I quit taking it and went back to self-medicating. Norco is that ineffective."

   
1.0

Jen1029 (taken for less than 1 month) February 2, 2018

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For Pain "I have been taking generic. Norco for what seems like an eternity. Over 10 years. Numerous leg operations, infections, replacements, revisions , etc. first I don’t know why the operations themselves didn’t take this horrible constant pain away but anyway, been to about three different pharmacies now as they ALL eventually switch to cheaper and cheaper and weaker and weaker generics. If I ask my dr. To specify I get the brand Norco, will the insurance not cover and will it be unaffordable? I definitely have a tolerance to them but these cheap latest white IP ones are weaker than plain Tylenol. The long and winding road."

   
5.0

TheHulk January 30, 2018

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For Pain "Prescribed for broken bones. Does nothing for the pain, just makes me groggy and irritable on top of the pain."

   
1.0

KatieAnd January 19, 2018

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For Pain "Like taking nothing"

Ken62 (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2018

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For Pain "Generics not all alike. Novel Suppliers at CVS and another Walmart poor relief from pain when generic with v and pink flecks were very effective. Who is checking on the production of these to see that they are not just compressed baking powder. Pills being diverted in illegal markets delivered in large quantities where little demand and being sold illegally. The active ingredient put in those and legally obtained most ineffective. Last two Rx and CVS and Walmart were ineffective taking a whole tablet when during day 1/2 was sufficient. Having to increase dose to get relief. Do not want to be forced to ask for higher dose if they are not legitimately made. Where is quality control??"

   
1.0

Judith Peoho (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 31, 2017

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For Back Pain "This medicine does absolutely nothing to relieve pain. I have a compression fracture in the 5th vertebra and standing or walking cause unbearable pain. I was given this medicine in the ER and I might as well be taking sugar pills. I filled the prescription at a well-known drugstore chain. Are these fake pills? If so, how did the drugstore get them? I understand I am not the only one to have this experience."

   
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Jezebel99 December 26, 2017

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For Pain "I started having mild ankle pain about two years ago that increased to severe pain now. Doctor's still can't figure out what's wrong with me or what is causing the pain. Is it my back or my actual ankle? I have been put on many pain medications which haven't worked till now. I am currently taking Norco 7.5 along with Gabapentin 300 mg 3 times a day and I am able to function. At first, I was scared because I didn't want to become addicted but, when you can't function at all due to the severe pain, you put all those fears aside and you go for it. At first you do feel a little high with the med but, your body become adjusted to it and you begin to feel normal and with less, LESS pain. Take your meds as directed & follow up with your MD."

   
8.0

MusicIsMyMiddleName October 8, 2017

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For Back Pain "They relieve my lower back pain and allow me to walk and sleep, couldn't do either without them! I use 3 daily 7.25-325 mg. My doctor transferred to a hospital and my new Chinese doctor told me he is deathly afraid of arrest by the DEA for writing narcotic Rx's scripts, he no longer writes any, but sends all, including me to a "Pain Clinic" that costs me $40.00 a visit for a specialist co-pay to pick up a script, a $480 year waste! Other doctors quit writing scripts because of increased pressure from the law and DEA agents also. How unfair is that to seniors? And who cares?"

   
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the real Rander September 30, 2017

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For Pain "Delays male orgasm significantly almost to the point of not being able to finish."

Roberttry (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 25, 2017

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