Your healthcare provider will recommend your Norco dosage based on how you respond to the drug, other medications you are taking, and any existing medical conditions you may have. The usual dose for Norco 5/325 is one to two tablets, and the recommended dosage for 7.5/325 or 10/325 tablets is one tablet. Generally, the dosages are taken every four to six hours as needed.
The dose of Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Norco
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
For Norco 5/325, the usual dose is one to two tablets every four to six hours as needed. For 7.5/325 or 10/325, the usual dose is one tablet every four to six hours as needed, but not to exceed six tablets in 24 hours. Some people may need lower or higher dosages, although there is a limit to how high the dose may be increased (due to the acetaminophen content).
While taking Norco, it is very important to limit the total dose of acetaminophen to 4 grams (4000 mg) a day or less. Higher doses of acetaminophen increase the risk of serious liver damage. Make sure to watch for any other sources of acetaminophen, including other prescription pain relievers and many over-the-counter products, such as Tylenol®. To be safe, all other acetaminophen products should be avoided while you are taking Norco, unless you are extremely careful to limit your total acetaminophen use (from all sources added together) to 4 grams per day. The acetaminophen content of all strengths of Norco is 325 mg per tablet.