Who should not take Norco?

You should not take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) if you are allergic, intolerant or hypersensitive to hydrocodone or acetaminophen, the active ingredients in Norco, or to other opioid medications.

Women who are breastfeeding should not take Norco. Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should not take Norco, unless the need outweighs the risks.

In addition, tell your doctor if have a history of any of the following:
  • alcohol or drug problems
  • breathing problem
  • enlarged prostate or narrow urethra
  • mental illness such as depression or hallucinations
  • thyroid, intestinal, liver, kidney or lung disease
  • glaucoma
  • seizures
  • a head injury, brain tumor, stroke or any other condition that caused increased pressure inside your skull
  • Addison's disease
Many drugs interact negatively with Norco, so make sure your doctor knows about every prescription and over-the-counter drug and supplement you take. If you must take one of these drugs, your doctor may prescribe a different pain medication.

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