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What are the repercussions of overdosing on Norco?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I have a tremendous tolerance for opiate pain medication. I spent years on fentanyl 100 mcg/ 48 hrs and now I've regraded to Norco 10/325 3x / day. My pain was very severe today (sciatica) and I've taken 5 Norco in 17 hours and 4 of them since 12 noon (7 hours) . Am I in trouble?
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Dont worry; but try to reduce intake of pain medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern.
Generally norco can be taken 4-6 times a day also, but generally one does not need as many. Acute pain might require such frequent dosage which you are going through, but it is temporary.
Yes you have had a very frequent dosage but I believe it wont be a problem as it is for a single instance. But I will ask you not to repeat such frequent dosage, as these are pain medications and have associated side effects.
Dont worry, but try to reduce intake of pain medications.
For sciatica pain, hot dry compression, regular spinal exercises with pregabalin-mecobalamin will be useful. This will reduce dosage of pain meds too.

You can consult the above with your treating or family doctor.

Hope this was helpful.
Consult me for any further queries.
Regards.
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What are the repercussions of overdosing on Norco?

Brief Answer: Dont worry; but try to reduce intake of pain medicines Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to HCM. This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Generally norco can be taken 4-6 times a day also, but generally one does not need as many. Acute pain might require such frequent dosage which you are going through, but it is temporary. Yes you have had a very frequent dosage but I believe it wont be a problem as it is for a single instance. But I will ask you not to repeat such frequent dosage, as these are pain medications and have associated side effects. Dont worry, but try to reduce intake of pain medications. For sciatica pain, hot dry compression, regular spinal exercises with pregabalin-mecobalamin will be useful. This will reduce dosage of pain meds too. You can consult the above with your treating or family doctor. Hope this was helpful. Consult me for any further queries. Regards.