What is Norco?
Norco®, generically termed hydrocodone/APAP, is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of the hydrocodone.
Norco® relieves pain by depressing the central nervous system. Norco® is prescribed for short term pain due to an injury, surgery or a dental procedure but is also sometimes used for chronic or cancer pain.
Is Norco addicting?
Norco® is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Norco®, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Norco® develops, the body requires more and more Norco® to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Norco® can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects.
Signs of Norco Addiction
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Financial Problems
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
Norco® is a very powerful drug that the body may become physically dependent upon. If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Norco® or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Symptoms of Norco Withdrawals
- Flu-like symptoms
Norco Detox at Home
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Norco® in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period. Outpatient Detox does not replace Norco® with maintenance drugs; instead, the professionals at Outpatient Detox free patients of all drugs allowing patients to return to their normal, healthy lives.