Norco is a combination medication that helps to relieve moderate to severe pain, according to WebMD. Norco contains hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever.
Side effects from Norco include vomiting, nausea, lightheadedness, constipation and drowsiness, explains WebMD. Some of the side effects of this medication may decrease over time, but if any of the side effects persist or get worse, a patient may want to contact a doctor. It is also possible for patients to reduce the side effects by eating more fiber to reduce constipation or sitting up slowly when experiencing drowsiness.
Most of the side effects that come from the use of Norco are mild, but there are some serious side effects that may occur, states WebMD. These side effects include difficulty with urination, mood or mental changes, and severe abdominal cramps. A person experiencing these rare side effects or effects such as seizure, fainting, unusual drowsiness or shallow breathing must seek emergency medical attention.
There is the chance of addiction when taking this medication, but a doctor who prescribes Norco prescribes it because he believes the benefits to the patient outweigh the risks, claims WebMD. This drug may also negatively interact with other medications, so it is important for patients to inform a doctor of all medications before taking Norco.