Hydrocodone 325/10 is a narcotic analgesic and antitussive medication. When other painkillers do not work well enough or cannot be tolerated, a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen is used to relieve pain that is severe enough to necessitate opioid treatment. It is a relatively strong medication for the management of moderate to severe pain in postoperative patients, trauma patients, or cancer patients. It comprises both an opioid painkiller (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid painkiller (acetaminophen). Each tablet has 325 mg of acetaminophen and 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate. Moreover, this combination is offered under various brand names, including Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab.
The semi-synthetic opioid drug hydrocodone 10/325 is listed under Schedule II. Hydrocodone is not an NSAID; it is an opioid. To alter how the body perceives and reacts to pain, hydrocodone acts on the brain. Moreover, acetaminophen can lower a fever. It stimulates opioid receptors in your nerve cells. Your body’s pain signals are slowed down as a result, which alters and controls your perception of pain. Like naproxen and other NSAIDs, opioids don’t lower inflammation or fever. Hydrocodone, also known as NORCO 10/325, comes in capsule form. The hydrocodone 259 structure comes in white tablets with the imprint “hydrocodone 259” on one side. The usual dosage is 1-2 pills taken as needed, every 4-6 hours. The maximum daily hydrocodone dosage is six tablets.