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Hey there i hope noones to miserable:( this holiday. I have a question, i went to my new dr. and i liked her alot and i think shes going to be a keeper;) the only problem i may have is that she gave me a refill on pain meds wich is this Hydrocodone-apap7.5-325.
Norco 7.5/325 tablet.
It doesn't seem to help much so far and i thought she prescribed the same as the er and my old dr. did wich was Hydrocodone 7.5/750 if i remember right. What would be the difference ? What could have been giving me the relief and what may not be now? I am getting sligh relief not near as much as before unless it has to build up as i went a day or so without anything prior to today and i do find that when this happens it like has to kick in or something. I don't know what to think other than i am so tired as many of living with this pain. Take care and hugs to all!
Monkey
Monkey,

Norco 7.5/325 tablet. = new script

Hydrocodone 7.5/750 = old script

The 325 and 750 in these scripts refers to the amount of tylenol in the medication. You are receiving less tylenol than before and you should have no more than 3000 mg of tylenol per day I believe.

If you have 4 pills of the 750 in a day, you are already at your daily maximum of 3,000 mg of tylenol. If you have 9 pills of the other, you are at 2,925 mg. of tylenol.

You are much better of to have the 325 mg. of tylenol.

Hope this makes sense.
pepper hug! Thanks it helps but wich one might and i know everyones different but wich is the stronger of the two the one with more tylenol? I know i am getting less but is the Norco or the Hydrocone supossed to give more relief? Could i have been getting more relief from the Hydrocodone or the Norco is supposed to? My leg hurts so bad right now:confused: Sorry to be more of a pain:(
Love, Monkey
Norco and hydrocodone are the same thing...norco is just the brand name. It must be the higher level of tylenol that is providing more relief to you.
Norco is a good choice to take because it has less tyleonel like everyone else is saying, are you taking a muscle relaxer? if not ask to try Soma, that seems to work good for me...and have blood done every couple of months to check your liver function because like any medicaiton the tyleonel can effect the liver bad..good luck to you
[QUOTE=trackerv123;3633493]Norco is a good choice to take because it has less tyleonel like everyone else is saying, are you taking a muscle relaxer? if not ask to try Soma, that seems to work good for me...and have blood done every couple of months to check your liver function because like any medicaiton the tyleonel can effect the liver bad..good luck to you

I am new here but I am not new to the medical field OR pain management!

PLEASE, PLEASE be careful when asking for SOMA! It is HIGHLY addictive and withdrawing from it can be a bear! If you need a muscle relaxer, start with something like Skelaxin or perhaps Flexeril if you need something a little stronger. These medications are very effective and do not carry near the risk for physical dependency. Soma should be used as a last resort, if at all, IMO.