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what is norco

i have roughnecked for the past 10 yrs. and i have coronic back pain from tripping pipe for so long.  my doctor put me on a new drug norco.  i didn't get a chance to ask him while i was in his office but i was wondering where does norco stand to a loratab 10mg?  cause that is what i was on before and he switched me to norco. thanks for the help.
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I do agree with Sajonna 100% and should have included that in my post as well. thank you Sajonna!
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Norco's is still pretty the same as Lortab.  They are both Hydrocodone with Tylenol. Only the Norco comes in the lower dose of Tylenol.  The first number is the Hydrocodone strength.

My doctor switched me from Lortab to Norco's because he was afraid of the Toxicity level of the Tylenol.  He told me he was more worried about me taking excess Tylenol than the narcotic part.

As a chronic pain sufferer myself, I can say please remember:  Narcotic meds are meant to be taken only for short time in order to be effective.  Once you get past a certain amount of time, they actually make your pain feel worse.  Then you have the trouble of detoxing, where you will have double or triple the amount of pain you had when you first started these.  But once you go off of them or if you taper off, you will find that your pain MAY be manageable with just a NSAID or ibuproferan medication.

Just be careful with them is all I will say.  

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What dose did your dr give you of norco? 5/325, 7.5/325, 10/325? Norco is a different name brand of lortab with the same narcotic in it as lortab & vicodin which is hydrocodone. Norco has LESS tylenol in it....which is where the 325 comes in. Usually when you get your lortab it probably says hyrdocodone 10/500...so he is just reducing the amt of tylenol b/c it is hard on your liver.
Hope that helped you some!
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