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meydey321mmeydey321 Posts: 2,435
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Pain Medications
Hi everyone, I have been taking this for around 3 years now and it doesn't seem to help me much. I take 1 every 4 hours, and I'm wondering if I have build a tolerance to Norco after all this time. I take it as prescribed so is it still possible for it to lose it's effectiveness?


  • This medicine must be for children. I had surgery on jan. 7 2009 the doctor prescribed for me norco 5/325 it does not work at all.

    I have a strain or tired feeling in my right leg and also my left arm. I can't rest. I hope that you get more rest than me. God Bless.
  • Meydey~If you have been taking the same amount for 3 years it's possible that you have built up a tolerance.Whenever I was taking lortab I was bumped up from 5/500 to 7.5 to 10/500 all within the space of about 14-15 months(I can't remember exact months).

    I just recently started the norco myself because the lortabs were prescribed every 6 hours and were not lasting that long.The Dr wanted me to take these every 4 hrs but have less of the (tylenol?-I can't spell acetopetophen-lol).So anyway-I'm taking the norco 10/325 every 4 hrs 6 x's a day,and I only just started these this month(on the 2nd).I find them to work the same as the lortab,but I'm getting better relief because I no longer have to wait 6 hrs.

    I know this is TMI and more info than you asked,but I thought it might be nice for you to know and hear of someone else taking the same meds that you are.I do think that anyone taking something for 3 years would build a tolerance..but also it might be that your pain has increased as was the case with me.
  • Thank you Jhamp41, I can't believe you're on that low of a dose after your surgery. Was it lumbar or cervical surgery? Well, I hope you have a complete recovery and you're kept comfortable throughout the process.
    Hey Robin, I always appreciate your thoughtfulness. I agree Norco lasts longer, even longer than percocet, but it's not as strong. I think that my body is so used to it by now, and I realize that my pain has increased since the fusion. Also, the fentanyl dose was titrated to alleviate the escalating pain.
    Well, I hope you all have a pain free weekend
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