Available in the form of tablets, Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) can help reduce moderate-to-moderately severe pain. This prescription medication is taken by mouth, usually every four to six hours as needed for pain relief.
Norco tablets work in several ways. 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.
Although most people tolerate this pain medication well, Norco is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some of the common side effects include drowsiness, constipation, and nausea.
(Click Norco for a more in-depth look at how these tablets work, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and what else to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)