• Phyllistx Phyllistx
    November 03, 2008
    Norco or Vicodin?
    Phyllistx Phyllistx
    November 03, 2008

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

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    November 03, 2008
    Cort
    Health Guide
    November 03, 2008

    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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  • Muffie May 13, 2010
    Muffie
    May 13, 2010

    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
      December 05, 2011
      AZULTOOL
      December 05, 2011

      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
      January 15, 2013
      slingmustard
      January 15, 2013

      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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