Norco Drug Facts
What is Norco and how is it used?
Norco is one of several brand names for the combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and hydrocodone. Norco is prescribed for moderate to moderately severe pain.
Hydrocodone binds to the pain receptors in the brain so that the sensation of pain is reduced. While the Acetaminophen halts the production of prostaglandins which would otherwise cause pain.
Norco is available in tablet, capsule, and liquid form and is taken every 4-6 hours by mouth.
Since hydrocodone can be habit forming, care must be taken to follow the doctor’s instructions when taking Norco. Do not take a larger dose, more frequently, or for longer than the doctor has prescribed.
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