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Norco vs. Lortab

Are Lortab and Norco the Same Thing?

Norco (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) and Lortab (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) are combinations of an opioid analgesic and antitussive (cough suppressant) and a non-narcotic pain reliever (analgesic) used to treat moderate to severe pain.

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Norco?

Norco is available in generic form. Side effects of Norco include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lortab?

Common side effects of Lortab include:

  • drowsiness,
  • anxiety,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • constipation,
  • headache,
  • mood changes,
  • blurred vision,
  • ringing in your ears,
  • dry mouth, and
  • unclear thinking.

What is Norco?

Norco is a strong prescription medicine is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.

What is Lortab?

Lortab (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) is a combination pain reliever containing an opiate (narcotic) pain reliever, hydrocodone and the non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen, used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

What Drugs Interact With Norco?

Norco, like all narcotics, may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; patients should be cautioned accordingly.

Alcohol and other CNS depressants may produce an additive CNS depression, when taken with this combination product, and should be avoided.

Hydrocodone may be habit-forming. Patients should take the drug only for as long as it is prescribed, in the amounts prescribed, and no more frequently than prescribed.

What Drugs Interact With Lortab?

Lortab may interact with alcohol, other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medications, bronchodilators, or irritable bowel medications.

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How Should Norco Be Taken?

Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. However, it should be kept in mind that tolerance to hydrocodone can develop with continued use and that the incidence of untoward effects is dose related.

The usual adult dosage is one or two tablets every four to six hours as needed for pain. The total daily dosage should not exceed 8 tablets.

How Should Lortab Be Taken?

Lortab 2.5 mg/325 mg

  • The usual adult dosage is 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams.

Lortab  is available as an elixir and a tablet for oral use. The usual adult dosage of Lortab is one tablet every four to six hours as needed for pain. Lortab may interact with alcohol, products that contain acetaminophen, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing (other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxers), antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medications, bronchodilators, or irritable bowel medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.

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References

RxList. Norco Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/ultram-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Lortab Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/lortab-drug.htm#medguide

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