People with moderate-to-moderately severe pain may benefit from Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP), a medication that is generally taken every four to six hours, as needed, for pain. The two components -- hydrocodone and acetaminophen -- work together to improve the medication's effectiveness. In addition, the low acetaminophen content means that Norco is "stronger" than other similar combination products.
As an oral medication, Norco should be taken with food in order to help prevent stomach upset. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully with regard to dosing. Do not increase or decrease your dose without specific approval and supervision. Taking too much acetaminophen can lead to liver failure, among other things, and stopping Norco too quickly can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
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