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People who experience moderate-to-severely moderate pain due to both short-term and long-term conditions may benefit from Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP). It comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth (orally). The two components in Norco -- hydrocodone (a narcotic) and acetaminophen (APAP) -- work together to relieve pain.
Your healthcare provider will tell you exactly how and when to take Norco. In general, most people take it every four to six hours to control pain. The drug can also be taken on an "as-needed" basis, which is what most healthcare providers prefer. No more than six tablets should be taken in a 24-hour period. This helps avoid acetaminophen toxicity, which can be quite dangerous.
(Click Norco Dosage to learn more about ensuring a safe, effective treatment process with this drug, as well as the factors that affect the amount prescribed.)
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