Norco vs. Percocet

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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 Percocet?

Common side effects of Percocet include:

  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • sleepiness,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • itching,
  • headache,
  • blurred vision,
  • dry mouth,
  • sweating, and
  • decreases in the ability to feel pain.

What is Norco?

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

What is Percocet?

Percocet is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately 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 Percocet?

  1. Do not take Percocet if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  2. If you develop signs of allergy such as a rash or difficulty breathing stop taking Percocet and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  3. Do not take more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day. Call your doctor if you took more than the recommended dose.
  4. Patients should be aware that Percocet tablets contain oxycodone, which is a morphinelike substance.
  5. Patients should be instructed to keep Percocet tablets in a secure place out of the reach of children. In the case of accidental ingestions, emergency medical care should be sought immediately.
  6. When Percocet tablets are no longer needed, the unused tablets should be destroyed by flushing down the toilet.
  7. Patients should be advised not to adjust the medication dose themselves. Instead, they must consult with their prescribing physician.
  8. Patients should be advised that Percocet tablets may impair mental and/or physical ability required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks (e.g., driving, operating heavy machinery).
  9. Patients should not combine Percocet tablets with alcohol, opioid analgesics, tranquilizers, sedatives, or other CNS depressants unless under the recommendation and guidance of a physician. When co-administered with another CNS depressant, Percocet tablets can cause dangerous additive central nervous system or respiratory depression, which can result in serious injury or death.
  10. The safe use of Percocet tablets during pregnancy has not been established; thus, women who are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant should consult with their physician before taking Percocet tablets.
  11. Nursing mothers should consult with their physicians about whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue Percocet tablets because of the potential for serious adverse reactions to nursing infants.
  12. Patients who are treated with Percocet tablets for more than a few weeks should be advised not to abruptly discontinue the medication. Patients should consult with their physician for a gradual discontinuation dose schedule to taper off the medication.
  13. Patients should be advised that Percocet tablets are a potential drug of abuse. They should protect it from theft, and it should never be given to anyone other than the individual for whom it was prescribed.

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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 Percocet Be Taken?

Percocet 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.

Percocet 5 mg/325 mg; Percocet 7.5 mg/325 mg; Percocet 10 mg/325 mg

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

RxList. Norco Product Monograph.
https://www.rxlist.com/norco-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Percocet Product Monograph.
https://www.rxlist.com/percocet-drug.htm#medguide

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