Narco (Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Narco is nothing but a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Generally, it is used as a pain reliever and known as Narcotics. It is used to treat problems like a headache, muscle pain, back pain, tooth pains, fevers, colds and etc.

Information about Narco:

Hydrocodone can slow or even can stop your breathing. It should not be used if the person is suffering from liver diseases or any other kind of diseases. It is must to inform your doctor about the history of any other diseases, prior to taking these medicines. Avoid taking more acetaminophen than prescribed, because the overdose may cause liver damage and death. This medication may be of habit-forming, even when is taken at regular doses. If you are having these symptoms nausea, pain in your upper stomach, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, jaundice, clay-colored stools, then immediately consult your doctor for appropriate treatment. Avoid in take of alcohol whenever you are undergoing any kind of medication.

Take the permission of your doctor before using this medication in the conditions like cold, allergy, pain and etc. In rare cases, skin reaction and redness can be caused by the acetaminophen, if this happens then immediately call your doctor.

Dosage pattern of Narco:

For Pain:

Tablets:

Acetaminophen-hydrocodone:  The minimum dose is about 300-5mg 1-2 tablets orally for every 4-6 hrs (if required only).

Maximum dose:

Acetaminophen-hydrocodone: 300-5mg 8 tablets orally for every 4-6 hrs if needed.

The dosage should be adjusted based on the severity of the pain and response of the patient.

For Fever:

IV (intravenous):

Adult weight about 50 kg and above can take 1000 mg for every 6 hrs, 650 mg for every 4 hrs, with a maximum single dose of 1000 mg at minimum dose interval, is 4 hrs.

The maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is 4000mg per day.

Adult weight of about 50 kg and below can take 15 mg of acetaminophen for every 6 hrs or 12.5 mg/kg for every 4 hrs, maximum dose can be taken after the time interval of 4 hrs. If the maximum dose is required to be taken then daily about 75 mg/kg per day is recommended. Orally there are no adjustments is required between IV and oral.

Children dose for fever:

Child about 28-32 weeks:

IV dose: 10-20mg for every 12hrs

Oral dose: 10-12 mg/kg dose for every 6-8 hrs, a maximum daily dose is 40 mg/kg per day.

Narco overdose:

The early symptoms of Narco overdose are nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, confusion, sweating and the other symptoms may also include dark urine, stomach pain and etc.

Overdose symptoms:

  • Pain and swelling of abdomen
  • nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heavy Sweating

Narco side-effects:

If any of the following symptoms are experienced or seen in patient then immediately consult your doctor.

  • Blood in urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Itching and skin rashes
  • Skin and eyes became yellow
  • Weakness
  • Sudden fall in the urine output
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • High fever with chills

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