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Old 05-01-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Post Alternatives to Norco?

My doctor has switched me to Norco since I've been on Vicodin for a few months now so I won't take in as much acetemetaphine. Norco is not under my insurance, however we are lucky to have a co-pay for non formulary drugs, which is $35.00. However, he's only giving me a weeks worth with no refills, we have to order a refill every week, so it's costing me $35.00 a week. Does anyone know if there is another drug like Norco, maybe different name?


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Old 05-02-2003, 02:15 AM   #2
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I am sorry to hear about your pain and your non diagnosis...Yes, it does take time to get into a good pain management doctor. I waited 2 months. I have found there are not a great deal of pm doctors and the wait seems to reflect this. Also, I would imagine it would depend on the state in which you live in.

It definately sounds like you need to have a thorough exam done by pm specialtist. I do not have your symptoms, but, they do not sound like 'just a back ache.' Its your boby and your pain and one must be relentless in pursuing a diagnosis and pain managment if needed. When it comes to finding a good pm doctor one must be determined and do not take no until a dr. can diagnos your condition and can properly treat your pain.

Yes, there are other medications besides norco. For starters, there is a generic to Norco - hydrocodone 10/325. It is about half the costs of buying the name brand Norco. There is also oxycodone 10/325 which might be worth switching to for the time being due to you developing a tolerance to the hydrocodone.

I wish you the best,


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