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Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of moderate-to-severely moderate pain. It comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth either on an as-needed basis or every four to six hours to control pain. Although most people have no problems during treatment, there are some important safety issues with Norco to keep in mind.
For example, as with any drug, side effects are possible with Norco. Most are mild and easily treated; however, there are serious side effects to watch out for, such as allergic reactions, signs of liver damage, difficulty passing urine, and confusion. Because Norco contains a narcotic, constipation is likely to occur with this drug. Severe constipation, however, should be reported to a healthcare provider.
To ensure your safety with Norco, it is important not to exceed the recommended dosage or decrease it too quickly without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision. Taking too much can lead to acetaminophen poisoning, which can be quite serious; stopping the medication too soon can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
(Click Norco Side Effects and Norco Warnings and Precautions for more safety issues to be aware of, other potentially serious side effects, and when to seek medical care.)