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Monday, November 03, 2008 Phyllistx, Community Member, asks

Q: Norco or Vicodin?

which is stronger Norco 5/325 or Vicodin 5/500?

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Cort, Health Guide
11/ 3/08 10:19pm

The Vicodin is a bit stronger. They both have the same amount of narcotic pain reliever in  them (5 mgs. hydrocodone) but Vicodin  has about a third more acetaminophen (500-325 mgs.). Since acetaminophen enhances hydrocodone's effects the Vicodin is a bit stronger. 

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Phyllistx, Community Member
10/31/09 4:38pm

Thank you so much Cort.

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Muffie, Community Member
5/13/10 12:35am

Cort,

 

My son who is a drug addict, says he is taking 3,000 mg. of Norco or Vicodin a day for his back pain.  Is this possible???????

 

Thank you,

Debbie

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AZULTOOL, Community Member
12/ 5/11 8:27pm

YES ! I FEEL FOR YOU ! I AM IN SERIOUS PAIN DUE TO CANCER AND I HAVE PROBS OBTAING MY MEDS DUE TO THE ADDICTS !!!! AND YES YOU CAN TAKE THAT MUCH AND LIVE ! THAT AMOUNT IS A SERIOUS ADDICTION ! I AM SO SORRY !!!!!

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slingmustard, Community Member
1/15/13 11:06am

Maybe 3,000 mg of acetaminophen...not hydrocodone. That amount would kill any human pretty quick.  2 norcos in 4 hours is considered twice the ususal recommended dose.  That's 20 mg of hydrocodone, 650 mgs of acetaminophen.  It is not recommended that people take more than 2,000 mgs of tylenol a day because it can harm the liver.

 

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By Phyllistx, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/15/13, First Published: 11/03/08