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What Does Norco Treat?

Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP) contains two different products: hydrocodone, a semisynthetic, opioid pain reliever; and APAP, which is another name for acetaminophen, a common ingredient in pain relievers like Tylenol®. It comes in tablet form and is "stronger" than other similar combination products because of the low acetaminophen content.
Norco treats moderate-to-moderately severe pain. This can be short-term pain due to an injury or surgical procedure, or long-term pain due to cancer, migraines, or other ongoing medical conditions. It is not approved for use in children, because Norco has not been studied adequately in this age group.
When used to treat pain, Norco is generally taken either on an as-needed basis or every four to six hours. Most healthcare providers prefer that people take it on an as-needed basis rather than on a scheduled basis because the medication does have a strong potential for abuse.
(Click Norco Uses to learn more about conditions this medication is used to treat, how it works, and possible off-label uses.)
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