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 461 161
Fibromyalgia 219 80
Pain in lower back 126 52
Breakthrough pain 30 17
Back pain 19 18

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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 10
Moderate 29
Mild 98
None 89

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Norco

Side effect Patients
Constipation 48
Drowsiness 10
Tiredness 8
Dizziness 5
Itching 5
Sleepiness 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Norco

Dosage Patients
325-5mg as needed 11
325-7.5 mg twice daily 8
325-10 mg four times daily 7
325mg-10mg as needed 7
325mg-5mg as needed 7
2 x 325 mg-10 mg daily 6
325-10 mg three times daily 6
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 5
325-10mg as needed 5
325-5 mg daily 4

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Why patients stopped taking Norco

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Reason Patients
Other 40
Did not seem to work 38
Doctor's advice 27
Course of treatment ended 21
Side effects too severe 16
Personal research 9
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 2
See all 123 patients who've stopped taking Norco

Duration

Currently taking Norco

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 46
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 20

Stopped taking Norco

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 146
Usually 59
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 22
A little hard to take 31
Not at all hard to take 164
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 16
< $25 131
Not specified 77

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Norco after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 23
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 6
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 5
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 5
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4

Show all 30 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Norco and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 11
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 10
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 2
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

17 patient evaluations for Norco

Jan 15, 2018 (Started May 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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