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Effects of Norco

Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate-to-moderately severe pain in adults.
As a combination medication, there are various effects of Norco on the body. The hydrocodone component is effective at decreasing pain and relieving coughing, but also causes drowsiness, mood changes, and mental "clouding." The acetaminophen component works as a pain reliever and fever reducer.
Combining hydrocodone with acetaminophen helps improve Norco's effectiveness at relieving pain and may limit the abuse potential of hydrocodone, as the maximum Norco dosage is usually limited by the acetaminophen content.
Norco's effects can also cause psychological and physical dependence. This medication is a narcotic drug and is classified as a controlled substance. Although there are strict rules and regulations regarding its sale and use, this is a commonly abused drug.
(For more information on the effects of this drug, click Norco. This article provides detail on how this pain medication works, general dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and other important information.)
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