Vicodin vs norco

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I do have a prescribtion but it's for Vicodin Hyrdrocodone and not Norco although I've taken a norco and was asking if they can tell the difference in a urine test. Thanks a bunch!
Right now, there are no long-acting, time-released preparations of hydrocodone. Norco, lorcet, vicoprofen and vicodin are instant release, short-acting hydrocodone pills - like percocet. Oxycontin is the slow-release version of perocet.
i have taken both medications and with any hydrocodiene(vicodin, norco) i feel a little itchy. With oxycodiene(percocet, oxycontin) i do not feel it as much. You could still have itching but i am going to guess it wont be as bad.
My Dr. changed my prescription from Lorcet to Norco because Norco has less Acetaminophen in it. He is concerned because of my liver (another story for another day). Since changing to Norco my intake has doubled and has me concerned. I know they both have same amount of hydrocodone but does Lorcet work longer because of the Acetaminophen? Does the Acetaminophen slower the disribution of hydrocodone? The Norco seems to work faster but the Lorcet seems to work longer. Any input?
Hey Wood, My opinion, (we all know what those are like) is that it won't make a big difference from stopping where you are at one Norco vs. a half. As long as you have your mind right that in order to achieve your goal and are ready for Flu like symtoms for a fews days and you want to do this, you are Golden. What's your plan for your ongoing back pain though?
Norco and Lortab) is a schedule III opiod analgesic/antitussive agent. They are both used to treat pain, and although tramadol is not an opioid, it DOES bind to opioid receptor sites in the brain and so it can lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction, just like the hydrocodone. Since they both work in the same area, if you're taking them both, you're likely to have more pronounced effects as it's like doubling up.
It has been up to 14 to 15 pills daily of extra strength norco vicodin. I am trying to wean myself down right now. My script ran out and I had to go the ER and they gave me Percocet there for a pain I was lying about. My question is how strong is the 500/325 percocet in relation to the 750 norco vicodin? I am trying to take only 10 percocet a day and survive. WHat does 10 percocet equate to in terms of ES vicodin?
Yes the 5/325 is what Im refering to. 5mg of Hydro Vs 5mg of Perc. I would ultimatley like to quit this ugly habbit completely by cutting down daily but the problem is I dont have the supply currently to do so. The percs would be to get me by until I can begin the tappering process.
Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet, Lortab, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Xodol, Zydone What is Norco? Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
I am addicted to Norco 10/325's. I was taking Vicodin off and on since 1993, due to an accident. Then after that I was in some more accidents (Not my Fault) that really hurt me. Then in april 2006 I broke my right Fibula and Tibia and was in a cast for 4 month. Then in September 2006 I had my Gallbladder removed (and I don't even eat meat) I'm very health concious and take my Omega's and Multi's.
Does Norco cross the blood brain barrier?
Keep celebrating each hour that passes as an hour you are opiate free. (And Norco is a brand name for Vicodin) Some people can't sleep at night. Make sure you have lots of movies, a good book. I would take Melatonin and Nyquil to help me get to sleep. And Immodium is a must!! It will be your best friend for about a week. It binds in your intestines like an opiate but does not cross the blood brain barrier. I found it helped also ease some of my other wd symptoms too.
just waking up today bout 24 hours now so i am proud, i hope u guys r wrong lol i honestly feel better right now then i have in a few weeks (while on the vs even i felt worse then this) i just hope later this dont change? does evryone feel good in the morning usually? idk if i am tricking myself or what but i dont want vs idk y lol.
Well not to get into a debate over addiction vs dependance (again) - When I took Norco's I never got the buzz everyone else did. Maybe I am immune..I do not know. I jsut know that they quit relieving my pain like they did when I first started taking them. So I researched addiction and found this forum. At first they worked for 6-8 hours. Then 5- hours...after a couple years I was up to almost 8 pills a day. I cut back to 6 a day but the pain relief only was for about 2 hours each time.
I never abused the daily prescribed limits but can tell you that I found it to be infinately harder to discontinue then Norco/Vicodin. I have found that the medical community in general is still far behind the curve in understanding the addictive nature of this drug and cleary, the producer of the drug has done their part in continuing this misconception.
Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, are all the same drug, just different names. Vicodin comes in 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, or 1000mg, the strongest. Percodan and oxycodone are similar. The only difference is that Percodan contains oxycodone and aspirin. The narcotic painkillers are only addiciting if you take them in large doses or for an extended period of time. Your personalities also play a role in whether or not you will become addicted.
I've been taking about 6 Vicodin a day for over & year & now I'm out. What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
HI everyone this is my first post so here it goes. Ive been on norco 10/35 for 4 years and I was down to 3 a day for a few weeks. I went to a new pain dr and to get me off the norco i was put on methadone 3 .05 pills a day to taper down for a month and then i would be off them. Now my PC wants to send me to another dr to put me on suboxone Ive heard bad things about both drugs what do u guys think???
Iv been on opiates since iv been 11 started with 10mg norco (which is vicodin with 325 tylonal) and started taking it 3 times a day and was up to the point where i was taking 12 a day, then i was taking 10mg percs, moved up to 15 mg roxies then they added 30mg oxycontins 3 times a day, then i desided to try and taper myself off pain meds completely at age 15 because it was scary and my tollerance was just to high.
I used for 15 years. The last 2 were 8 - 10 Norco 10s a day. I'm bumping up against 9 months clean. It can be done; life without meds is great, that's a promise. So, once you've decided that you are really ready, 3 things .... Cut all sources. Tell your secret. Get aftercare. Fairly simple process but very hard to do. While you're detoxing try to eat. You need to stay fueled up. Drink lots of water. If you can't eat try drinking Ensure.
My husband used Vicodin/Hydrocodone/Norco/Soma for nearly 4 years. He went through a 7 day rehab program and was clean and sober for 16 months. He refused to enter the 30 day treatment program, and refused to attend any follow up support, meetings, 12 step programs, etc. He insists that he is not a drug addict, that his body was merely "physically dependent." He had the flu last week and his doctor was out of town.
I'm really curious about all your opinions about the difference between addiction and dependence when someone stops taking opiate drugs. I had been on oxys and norco for several years. All prescribed. Never ran out earlly. Never took more than I was suppose to. Well, maybe a once or twice I tried taking an extra norco beyond what the doctor prescribed after I had built a tolerance. Realized that the extra one did nothing for my pain, and didn't make me feel high at all so I didn't do that again.
My regular doctor gives me vicodin for the pain. My hepatologist knows that I take these every week. Is this not really safe for me? I need something stonger thatn tylenol on Mondays.
I admit i need help this ****'s cost me relationships and the trust my father once had in me. I have a family history of substance abuse (my mom abuses norco and oxy's also uncle is a recovering alcoholic) and most sad of all i am hoping to go in to substance abuse counseling after college, sadly even with knowing all of this i never wanted to see the dangers. My question is whats everyone take on cold turkey vs weaning off.
I also have Norco / Soma up there in the event I run out vicodin. I know that I should be the one to flush all these away. My wife has threated me so many times that she would flush them. I will not take anything again today.... I will let you know when I get the courage to flush......
As a matter of fact, my only vice is/was vicodin/norco etc. I don't drink (maybe 3-4 times a year), and rarely take OTC meds. Was taking Ativan up until about 4 months ago, I would say. But I was only taking 1, sometimes 2 tabs a day, 1mg. Never looked back on the Ativan. My doc prescribed it for anxiety, and for an arrhythmia that bothers me from time to time. I am 48. No signs of it getting better un until the detox. BUT the Norcos did keep my attacks to a minumum.
I probably should have said that before I was put on the Roxicodone 15mg, the drug that I was on for pain was Norco. I had been on it for something like 2 years before I got with my current neurologist, and he switched me to the Roxicodone because it has no tylenol in it, since I was going to be on it indefinitely. His opinion was that any drug that contains as much tylenol as the hydrocodone products do is not suitable for really long term use because of the potential for liver damage.
As said above, hydrocodone is Norco....or Vicodin...there are several brand names. It is one of the cheaper short acting meds on the market. Make sure your physician is prescribing the generic and that your pharmacy is filling it with a generic. You might want to talk to your pharmacist. He/she is the expert in medications and their costs. They will be able to tell you about prices and and other options available. I hope you will be active on our forum.
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