Advertisement

What should I avoid while taking Norco?

While you're taking the pain relief medication Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if the drug makes you drowsy, dizzy or affects your vision. Do not drink, because alcohol can increase the chance of serious side effects, including breathing problems and even death. Plus, you should avoid taking other medicines that contain acetaminophen while taking Norco, so that you don't get too much of this drug in your system. Too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage, and even be fatal. In addition, avoid taking Norco with any of the following:
  • central nervous system (CNS) depressants
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • alvimopan
  • imatinib
  • the supplements valerian, St. John's wort, SAMe and kava kava
Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements you take.

Women should avoid breastfeeding or becoming pregnant while taking Norco, since the drug may harm a nursing infant or developing fetus.

Continue Learning about Analgesic

Should I let my doctor know I am taking analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
If you are planning on taking analgesics, you should talk to your doctor. In fact, you should always...
More Answers
How can analgesics relieve flu symptoms?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
An analgesic is a type of medication used to relieve pain, including pain related to the cold or fl...
More Answers
How can analgesics relieve cold symptoms?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
An analgesic is a type of medication used to relieve pain, including pain related to the cold or flu...
More Answers
What should I avoid while taking analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Until you know how you will react to analgesics, you should not drive or operate any heavy machinery...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.