Norco 5/325 Tablets
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Various factors affect the dose of Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) a person is prescribed, including any other medications that are currently being taken and how they respond to the prescription pain drug. With Norco 5/325 tablets, for example, the usual dose is one to two tablets every four to six hours as needed. This amount can be increased or decreased, as necessary. It cannot be increased too much, however, due to the risk of acetaminophen poisoning.
In fact, whether you are taking the 5/325, 7.5/325, or 10/325 Norco tablets, you must always take care not to exceed more than 4000 mg (4 grams) of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period. This includes any other sources of acetaminophen. Taking too much can lead to liver damage, among other problems.
(To learn more about when and how to take this medication, click Norco Dosage. This article explains in detail the dosing guidelines for this product, discusses other factors that affect the recommend amount, and provides helpful tips on taking it.)