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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Salg, Community Member, asks

Q: How Long Do Norco Withdrawals Last

I was in a motorcycle accident and initially was put on oxycodin for about three weeks for the pain, then taken off of that and put on Norco for another three weeks. Five days ago I went off the Norco cold turkey, but I've been experiencing withdrawal symptoms for the last four nights.  How long will this go on?

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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/26/14 7:44am

Hi there, Saig -


I know this is an old question, but I wondered how you'd fared getting off the Norco and with the withdrawal symptoms? I'm not a healthcare professional, but I did a little research and found that the best way to go off a narcotic painkiller like is to taper it over the course of days or weeks, cutting the dose down by about 1/4 every few days until you're off it completely. It takes awhile for the body to readjust the way it processes pain after being on a medication like that.


Perhaps you could return here and tell us what happened? It might be helpful to other people in the community who are dealing with the same thing.


Here are some other links on our site that you might find helpful, by the way.  My best to you!  Hope you're feeling well now.


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cajuncooker, Community Member
3/11/12 11:51pm

since it has only been a short time being on these medications,you will feel restless,hard to fall asleep for about four to six days along with runny nose,chills,honestly you will feel like you have a moderate flu sickness for atleast

a week,then you should start to resting better at nights,thats the first sighns of knowing that you are getting better, but to sum it all up in days getting over every

symptom of these type of meds is about 2 to 3 weeks,that is why it is best to wing yourself off the medication,meaning,to take less of the medication than prescribed

till you are completely out of it, inform the prescribing Dr. of your intentions so if need be,he would help you if you needed more of it.!!!! hope this helps with answering your question...                                              Dan.


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By Salg, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/26/14, First Published: 07/21/10