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norco 10/325 vs percocite?

wdwgrannywwdwgranny Posts: 63
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Pain Medications
have been on norco for almost 3 yrs 2 tabs every 6 hr , but the coverage is lessing? dr said maybe built up tolerence?
dr mentioned switch to percocet? are they the same or is one stronger? i told her was alittle afraid to change meds so we are trying toradol but can have only 20 a month because the can cause bleeding and other sdverse side efffects anyone change meds to get better relif? did it work? thank you


  • It also depends on the dose that you're given. I have switched after 2 years also to another narcotic medication as I may have becoming tolerant also but I take a slow release medication. I hope the change helps. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • This seems like an ideal question for your neighborhood pharmacist. I would ask about the pharmacokinetics of each. Seems like toradol would only bind to NSAID receptors while percocet requires opoid receptors?
  • thanks for the comments, will ask the pharm good idea as soon as i can get there dont drive , just wondering if any one had experence here, see my son is a recovering Herion addict, 5 yrs clean:) so these drug scare me , my dr has to help me with the tolerence vs addict complex i have so switching is scary to me they wanted to do methodone but i refused , also suboxone but i saw how hard it was for my son to rid himself of that after his detox. thanks everyon i come here cause people dont look at me like i am an addict too, even my pharmasit is a little touchy when i ask him.God Bless ya all
  • Percocet contains oxycodone and tylenol. Norco ( also known as vicoden) contains hydrocodone and tylenol. Most people find that they get better pain relief with percocet vs. vicoden. Depending on the strength of percocet, you may find that you get much better pain relief with the new medication. Watch the toradol, it can be dangerous if taken consistantly (regularly). It should not be taken for more than 5 days in a row and if you suddenly should become ill, make sure that the doctors k now that you are have taken it . You can ask your pharmacist for any other interactions or things you need to be concerned about when taking this medication.
    Good luck, I hope that you feel better soon.
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