Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) is frequently used to treat short-term pain due to an injury, dental procedure, or surgery. Sold as tablets (pills), Norco comes in the following strengths:
- Norco 5/325 -- 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Norco 7.5/325 -- 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 325 mg of acetaminophen
- Norco 10/325 -- 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 325 mg of acetaminophen.
This narcotic medication is taken by mouth, usually every four to six hours as needed for pain. It is approved for treating pain that is moderate to moderately severe in nature. Be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, as this could lead to overdose symptoms or to poisoning from the acetaminophen component, which can cause liver failure.
(To learn more about taking this type of pill, click Norco. This article offers more details on the uses and effects of Norco, how it works, and what to expect during treatment.)