What is Norco?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Norco is a brand name for a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 443 157
Fibromyalgia 214 80
Pain in lower back 119 51
Breakthrough pain 30 17
Back pain 17 16

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
11
Moderate
28
Mild
95
None
86

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Norco

Side effect Patients
Constipation 49
Drowsiness 9
Tiredness 8
Dizziness 5
Sleepiness 5
Nausea and vomiting 4

Show all 54 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Norco

Dosage Patients
325-10 mg three times daily 12
325-10 mg four times daily 12
325-5mg as needed 11
325mg-10mg as needed 8
325mg-5mg as needed 8
2 x 325 mg-10 mg daily 6
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 5
325-7.5mg as needed 5
325-5 mg three times daily 4
325-7.5 mg three times daily 4

See all 43 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Norco

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 37
Did not seem to work 36
Doctor's advice 25
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 14
Personal research 8
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 2
See all 111 patients who've stopped taking Norco

Duration

Currently taking Norco

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 19

Stopped taking Norco

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 141
Usually 58
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 22
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 158
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 17
< $25 129
Not specified 72

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Norco after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 22
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 5
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 5
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 4

Show all 30 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Norco and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 9
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 3
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

15 patient evaluations for Norco

May 5, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-5 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Oct 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in back of neck and shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It seems like every and any side affect at the present time, has been magnified whereas before (March 2012) I used for back surgery and was never nauseas.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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