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i am suffering from a back injury now for 3 years. i was on vicodin for about a year and now i am on Norco. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the two?
Norco and Vicodin are the same thing. They are both brand names for hydrocodone/acetaminophen.
Norco will be easier on your liver--less acetaminophen.[QUOTE=wraith715;3144022]i am suffering from a back injury now for 3 years. i was on vicodin for about a year and now i am on Norco. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the two?
They are similar but not the same. It's true they are both made of the same materials but Vicodin comes in more than one strength. An example is Vicodin 5/500. That means it has 5 mg of hydrocodone (the pain killer) and 500 is the amount of acetaminophen (the anti-inflam part). Norco is a 10/325 tablet which is higher for pain killer but less damaging to your liver because it has less tylenol (acetaminophen). If you need to be on a pain killer long term then the Norco would be best unless you plan on doing routine liver panels (lab work) to monitor the damage being done, if any. Hope this helps.
Thanks, hottytotty. I didn't know that! Maybe I need to switch to Norco. I've been on Vicodin for about 8 months and doc tells me to expect to use it or something similar for the rest of my life.
Thank you so much everyone for helping me on this issue. I do have one more question though. Is there anything stronger than Norco, and if so would any of you recommend taking it if need be, or just stay with the Norco.


[QUOTE=Hottytotty3;3144765]They are similar but not the same. It's true they are both made of the same materials but Vicodin comes in more than one strength. An example is Vicodin 5/500. That means it has 5 mg of hydrocodone (the pain killer) and 500 is the amount of acetaminophen (the anti-inflam part). Norco is a 10/325 tablet which is higher for pain killer but less damaging to your liver because it has less tylenol (acetaminophen). If you need to be on a pain killer long term then the Norco would be best unless you plan on doing routine liver panels (lab work) to monitor the damage being done, if any. Hope this helps.