There are many pharmacies that don't carry the name brand Norco (hydrocodone/APAP). It is easier to get the generic form of Norco and they cost substantially less than their brand-name counterpart. The generic tablets are marketed and sold as hydrocodone/APAP and can be prescribed in three different strengths.
Is Generic Norco Available to Buy?
Norco is a pain relief medication
that is available by prescription only. It is made up of two medications; a narcotic called hydrocodone and acetaminophen. "APAP" is the commonly used acronym for the chemical name for acetaminophen. Narco has been approved for the treatment of pain that is moderate to moderately severe.
Currently, Norco is produced by a company called Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is available in the generic form. is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Norco tablets are effective in many ways. Hydrocodone can effectively decrease pain and ease coughing, but it has also been found to cause mood swings, drowsiness and mental fogginess. The acetaminophen in Norco is an effective fever reducer and pain reliever.
Most people have been found to do well while taking this pain medication, but Norco isn't a good choice for everyone. Before you begin treatment, you should discuss any medical conditions which you might have and any other medications that you might be taking. This includes vitamins, herbal supplements and any over the counter medicines. Common Norco Side Effects
include constipation, nausea and drowsiness.
Generic Norco Medication Strengths
comes in tablet form. It is available in three different strengths:
- Generic Norco (Hydrocodone-APAP) 5-325mg
- Generic Norco (Hydrocodone-APAP) 7.5-325mg
- Generic Norco (Hydrocodone-APAP) 10-325mg
The first number is the strength of the hydrocodone. The second number is the strength of the acetaminophen.
Is Brand Name Norco Drug Available?
There are quite a few pharmacies that don't carry the brand name Norco
. Since generic Norco is a lot less costly and since most insurance companies require their customers to get the generic medications when available, brand-name Norco is not commonly used. Chances are, your insurance will not cover the cost of brand-name Norco, but if you choose to pay full price you may be able to get your pharmacy to carry brand name Norco for you in some situations.
Remember that many doctors see a request for a brand name narcotic as a red flag. It is thought that this is a sign of potential abuse or someone selling the drugs because a brand name narcotic often has a higher street value than the generic versions. Almost all the time, a request to have a brand name narcotic instead of the generic serves to make your doctor suspicious of your motivations.
Dosing Information for Generic Norco Drug
The dosage that your doctor will prescribe will depend on many different factors that include:
- The way you react to Norco
- Whether you've taken narcotic pain relievers and are used to them
- Other conditions you might have
- Other medicines you might be taking
As always, don't change your dosage unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so. (See Norco Dosage to find out more.)