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oxycodone IR vs. extended (time) release
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Oxycodone in the instant relief form is much better than extended time release. Time release comes on at the wrong times and when you really need pain relief they aren't working. The doctor often prescribes norco for breakthrough pain. Why take 2 pain pills when you can just take the roxy IR and not be so hard on your liver. I've been on pain meds for 10 years. Good luck to all of people suffering from chronic pain like me! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Jun 04 '15, 10:29 AM
oxycontin 60mg op time release causing discomfort
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Since I started the 60mg op I have been feeling lots of discomfort in my chest, like pressure against my heart like a heart attack, but what I think is going on is it's backing up my bowels causing all this discomfort I never felt when I was just on norco. I've read here where op causes constipation, I'm wondering if this could be the reason for all the discomfort I'm in? I've noticed a change in my bowel movements, like smaller sized stools, not nearly as much is coming out like it used to do. Should I consider using a stool softener or a laxative to see if my discomfort subsides or should I head to the ER and say I'm having a heart attack only to find out I've got side effects happening related to this new drug I'm on? This feeling of constant pressure ... ...
Updated 7 months ago in OxyContin.
Tue, Aug 02 '16, 12:44 PM
norco m355
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What is the pain killing strength of a norco M 355 ## Hi Debbie, Just to clarify a couple of things - M 355 is actually reported to be a 100mg Diclofenac sodium extended-release tablet, made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. It has no apparent relation to Norco other than the fact that it can also be used for pain relief; just not nearly as strong in my opinion. In terms of "pain killing strength", drug monographs describe Diclofenac as being used to relieve mild to moderate pain, whereas Norco is described as being used to relieve moderate to severe pain. I hope this helps! ...
Updated 2 years ago in Norco.
Thu, Feb 19 '15, 3:47 PM
Can't find norco
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In the detroit area there is a incredible shortage of norco. Pharmacy's say they have no info. Called FDA. Release date dec 15th add 3-4 days for delivery from distributors. I'm just trying to be patient but I'm finding it difficult. If you frequent a CVS pharmacy STOP they are so rude. Find a neighborhood pharmacy ## Hello, Sa Bic! How are you? I'm sorry that you're having a problem getting your prescription filled. It is common for shortages to occur towards the end each year, due to DEA mandated manufacturing limits on controlled substances. Once a manufacturer reaches their limit for the year, they can no longer manufacture new product, until after the new year. Inevitable, demand exceeds supply and shortages occur. According to the FDA, this is a narcotic analge... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Norco.
Tue, Dec 23 '14, 3:57 PM
morphine 60mg extended release
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How long does ER 60 mg morphine give pain relief per dose? ## Hi, Jane! How are you? These are designed to slowly release the medication over a period of 12 hours, so they are normally prescribed to be taken twice daily. However, some people do find that they don't get as much pain relief after about 10 hours, or so. Learn more MS Contin details here. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ## how often should you take 60mg morphine tablets? Its been at least eleven hours so is it OK to take another one? ## I take 1 60mg @ 5am and again at 4-5pm of Morphine Sulfate ER. They don't last 12 hrs for me and I also take Norco. 10/325 1-2 every 7hrs. Those ar... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Morphine.
Wed, Aug 03 '16, 4:50 PM
Norco back order
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Called Watson pharmaceutical about back order of norco. I was told by the manufacturer (Watson ) the release date for the distributors nov 7th. Due to new classification of norco which is now a control 2 all pack aging and distribution had to change. They assured me they were sorry for any inconvenience I have been in severe pain as I know many have suffered through this mistake. I'm just so angry with the incompetence of pharmacies, doctors staff Nov 7th arghhhh ## Hello, Sa Bic! How are you? I'm sorry that you've been having a problem finding your medication. I'd also like to caution everyone about the shortages that almost always occur this time of year for controlled substances, due to mandatory manufacturing limits. Once they reach their allotted amount, they can... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Norco.
Thu, Nov 06 '14, 1:21 PM
Norco vs MS Contin
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I have severe osteoporosis an current end plate fracture and 2 10/325 norco helped most of time but I was taking to much so they switched to diladid which didn't last more than two hours then switched to MS Contin 15 twice a day with Norco why through the MS Contin didn't do enough an was still taking to,much norco so they upped the MS Contin to 30mg twice day with only 4 norco a day for break through. Some day it work some days it doesn't it depends if I stay in bed or am up doing stuff. My question is I had gastric bypass an was always told not to take extended release an now they give it to me idk understand why. Also so days the MS Contin seems to help other days not so much I was wondering if my mal absorption impacts what I'm absorbing as far as the pain meds. Also... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Norco.
Tue, Jan 21 '14, 3:18 PM
Tramadol vs norco
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I have had my C-6 and 7 fused years ago and had pain releif from that. My symptom prior to rupture was dull pain in left scapula. After rupture, immense pain in scapula, left arm and numb index finger and thumb in left hand. After surgery, pain in back was gone and still had tingling and occasionally tip of left index finger went numb. Within this last year, my pain in scapula has returned and MRI shows moderate bulge in C-5 now. The pain was managed w 1 350mg Vicodin that I took when I got home from work at the end of day and naproxen while at work. I have been released by neurosurgeon to my primary. I have since been to neurologist for nerve conduction study to find that no nerve currently being pinched. They did however, discover that I have permanent nerve damage. I asked Dr. if I c... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Tramadol.
Mon, Jan 02 '17, 12:40 PM
hysingla ER v Norco
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Does the new Hyslinga work on severe pain better than Norco or Oxycodone? ## @MB, One might be able to compare the effects of Hysingla ER (Hydrocodone Bitartrate Extended-release) with Norco more easily since they share one of the same active ingredients. However, Oxycodone's analgesic effects are reportedly more potent than Hydrocodone and therefore I don't think Hysingla would be a better option than Oxycodone, personally. Then again, everyone tends to react/respond differently to these meds based on tolerance, level of pain, inert ingredients, metabolism, body chemistry, etc... So you may have to try them all for yourself in order to grasp a truly valid opinion between the three medications. One thing I do hear a lot though is that extended release meds are often recognized a... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Hysingla Er.
Fri, Sep 23 '16, 11:29 PM
next step up from norco 10 s
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I have breast cancer that spread to my bones. For awhile now I've been taking norco 10's. They aren't working as well as they used my question is what would be the next step up for pain control? I have a dr appt in a few days and was wondering what he might put me on? ## Hello, Hootsie! How are you? I am very sorry about your medical condition and that you're in so much pain. It's hard to guess what your doctor might recommend, but there is a time released formulation of Hydrocodone that's available, without the Acetaminophen, in higher doses, so if it works well for you, that might be the way to go. It's called Zohydro. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, ... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Norco.
Tue, Jul 12 '16, 8:29 AM
Help on extended release morphine 30mg TID and 15mg of ir
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I have a spinal stimulator that was put in place on 8/19/16. It's the worst thing ever! I'm on 30mg extended release morphine TID and 15mg ir morphine for break through, but nothing is working!!! I was on norco 10-325 TID for years but it began not to work like I built up a tolerance. Any suggestions? My doctor is conservative but I have no life in constant pain. Oh, I'm also on neurontin 1200mg bid and zanaflex 4mg qid. ## What issues are you having with the spinal stimulator? It is such a shame that is isn't working for you. What type of doctor are you seeing? Is it a pain management specialist, or just your PCP? The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. ...
Updated 4 days ago in Morphine.
Thu, Mar 23 '17, 9:23 PM
Morphine 15mg vs Norco 10/325
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The Dr. is switching me to the morphine 15mg and oxycodone 5mg for breakthrough pain. Is this stronger than the Norco 10/325? ## Is the Morphine regular release, or time released? I am sorry, but I need more information in order to answer your question. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. ...
Updated 5 days ago in Morphine.
Wed, Mar 22 '17, 10:11 PM
norco for my pain management
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Hi, I've been taking norco 10/325 for a couple of years now for fibromyalgia and chronic back pain, tendonitus and siatica. I'm prescribed 90/month. But my pain is not being managed. I have high tolerance I guess., but im afraid to ask my dr. if he will prescribe 120 a month because 3 a day is just not cutting it at all. but i dont want him to get mad at me. Is he even allowed to prescribe more than 90 a month? or what is something that maybe lasts longer than the norco does? It seems these only help my severe pain for a couple of hours then it starts back up again. my quality of life is really diminishing. ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? If you want something that lasts longer, it might be best to speak to your doctor about trying a time released medication, such as Oxycontin. It... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Norco.
Tue, Nov 17 '15, 1:00 PM
is norco 5 325 stronger than 10
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please send me details to this question ## No the 10/325 are stronger than the 5/325. ## I was wondering if this was even a serious question or not, since 10 is obviously a higher number than 5... Though I have to ask the original poster, did you mean "10" of some other medication? I.e. - 10mg Zohydro (Hydrocodone extended release) which doesn't have Acetaminophen? You asked for details to your question but didn't post much detail yourself... So if you could please post back with any additional information or feedback that would be most helpful. Thanks! ...
Updated 8 months ago in Norco.
Fri, Jul 08 '16, 8:57 PM
oxycodone round white faster release watson 749 or 512 imprint
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which pill is faster release the one with 512 on it or the one with watson 749 on it ## I have a light green pill with 242 on it it is quick release oxy supposed to be 15 but I think 10, it is not working like 15 ## 512 has 325 mg of Acetaminophen and 5 mg of Oxycodone. Watson 749 is the exact same dosage as the 512 pill. They should both be the same effect, because they both contain the exact amount of each active ingredient. To learn more about these active ingredients click on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I would be happy to assist you. ## i have a oxycodone its 500 mg with 512 imprint on it. I wanted to know if it is stronger than norcos 325/10? Thank you. ## From what I was able to gather Norco's active ingredients are Aceta... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, May 09 '16, 2:41 PM
how to wean off morphine and norco
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I have been on 30 mg morphine sulphate and norco for 2 years. I have cut down to 1 30 mg morphine sulphate and 1 norco twice a day. I have been doing this for 3 days. How should I continue to completely wean off? ## Hello, Edwardo! How are you? There are lower doses of Morphine available that your doctor can prescribe to help you taper off and, as long as they approve, you can cut or break the Norco to gradually keep lowering your dose, since it isn't time released. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is a morphine patch damaging to your kidneys ...
Updated 10 months ago in Morphine.
Fri, Apr 22 '16, 2:58 PM
8 norco 10 325 to fentanyl 62.5 patch
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Do I put patch on and continue to take my norco till the fentanyl patch gets in to my system at full strength? I take two nor ps 10-325 every 6 hrs and they wear off at 4-5 hrs so pain comes on strong. I've read that it takes 12 to 24 hours for fentanyl to reach its peak so till it kicks it will I be safe to take reg dose of norco? Do not want to go to sleep and not wake up! Scary ## It would be best to be cautious and check with your doctor, before taking the Norco with the patch, since there can be some risk of increased sedation or overdose. However, in most cases it is prescribe that way, the time released patch is meant to control most of your pain, then a regular release medication is prescribed for breakthrough pain. The FDA classifies this medication as a narcotic analgesic,... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Norco.
Sun, Aug 30 '15, 7:45 AM
morphine i.r. compared to norco 10/325
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for the last 7 years I have been on Norco 10's got to the point I was taking 12 to 15 a day, it got to the point that they stopped working for me so my dr. put me on morphine er 15mg 3x a day with 30mg instant release 4x a day im new to morphine but have a very high tolerance to opiots, im just wondering if I made a good switch. I remember when the Norco made me feel great but I have yet to take two 30mg i.r. at once to see if that was a pleasant feeling, anyone have some helpful advice in this area? thanks ## Hello, Charles! How are you? The reason you aren't getting that same effect from the Morphine is because it's time released. The Norco was released all at once within 15 to 20 minutes of taking it, but the Morphine is slowly released into your body over a period of abo... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Morphine.
Sat, Mar 29 '14, 12:00 PM
pain mediction stronger than norco 10
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I have seen a neurologist for over 10 yrs. I suffer with severe headaches and fibromyalgia. My Dr has tried/prescribed me a couple of different things over time. I can't take Lyrical, i had a bad reaction, and I'm having trouble getting Celebrex which was effective. Walmart has had my script for 2 mo. and keep saying they need Dr. authorization. But my Dr. office said it has been authorized. I've been taking Norco 10 2-3 times a day, occasionally more depending on the severity of my pain. I would like to know if there is something else he can prescribe for me that is a little stronger and is there a time released medication? ## If the Celebrex helps and Wal-Mart is giving you hassles, then it might be a good idea to see if they can return your prescription, or obtain a new o... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Norco.
Fri, Aug 12 '16, 11:07 PM
Need help getting norco rx from a doctor
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I have just been cut off from my doctors for taking too many norco. I've been on them 20 years, have severe tmj and no way to fix it, i am now without anything and am really on the verge...... I need a doctor or if anyone knows anyone where i can get rid of the pain. I was laid up for 3 days with this problem, can someone help? please ## You should probably been on a extended release med, since your pain is chronic. Also, always consult your doctor if your doseage is not no longer working for you before taking more than prescribed. Norco is not a good med to be on for a long period of time due to the tynlenol. Bad for your liver. Besides all that, where do you live? Maybe we can find a doctor for you in your area/ state. Sorry your in pain. Donna ## I live in temecula and like i sai... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Norco.
Fri, Dec 09 '16, 10:49 AM

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