Norco is the brand name of an oral tablet containing 10 milligrams of hydrocodone bitartrate and 325 milligrams of acetaminophen, explains Drugs.com. Other brand names for similar products include Lortab 10/325 and Vicodin. Norco 10/325 is a pain medicine used to treat severe pain.
Hydrocodone is a opioid pain reliever or narcotic, and acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone, explains Drugs.com. Narcotics are potentially habit forming, and patients build tolerance to their effects over time. Continued use may require an increase in dosage.
Norco 10/325 works by changing the way the brain responds to pain, explains WebMD. The amount of hydrocodone and acetaminophen prescribed depends on an individual's medical condition and the severity of his pain.