• jnurse jnurse
    June 30, 2009
    norco 10-325
    jnurse jnurse
    June 30, 2009

    how many milligrams of vicodin are in norco 10-325?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 30, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 30, 2009

    Vicodin and Norco are just two different brands of the same medication combo – hydrocodone and acetaminophen.  Norco 10-325 has 10 mg. hydrocodone and 325 mg acetaminophen. 

    • molly jo
      July 08, 2009
      molly jo
      July 08, 2009

      I didn't realize Norco contained acetaminophen. I am trying to help a family member cut back on the norco. She takes six or more norco in a single day.

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    • Karen Lee Richards
      July 08, 2009
      Karen Lee Richards
      Health Guide
      July 08, 2009

      The maximum number of Norco tablets that should ever be taken in 24 hrs. is six.  The hydrocodone in Norco is an opioid and it's important to taper off of them very gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms.  If your family member wants to discontinue the Norco, it would be a good idea for her to talk with her doctor about it and get his help.  He could help her gradually reduce the dosage and perhaps stretch the time between doses.  At some point, he may also want to prescribe a milder pain medication to help her through the withdrawal period. 

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    • Randy
      July 25, 2009
      Randy
      July 25, 2009

        You are correct with one caveat. Norco contains 325 mg of acetaminophen, whereas Vicodin contains 750 mg of acetainophen. Norco is preferred for longer term usage because of the risk of liver damage caused by high doses of acetaminophen.

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    • Karen Lee Richards
      July 26, 2009
      Karen Lee Richards
      Health Guide
      July 26, 2009

      You're right – Norco does have less acetaminophen than Vicodin.  However, there are three different strengths of Vicodin:  Vicodin is 5/500; Vicodin ES is 7.5/750; and Vicodin HP is 10/660. 

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    • Randy
      July 27, 2009
      Randy
      July 27, 2009

        You are correct and I stand corrected. I should have read the question more thoroughly. My appologies.

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