Norco is a brand name of the combination drug containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen increases hydrocodone’s effects. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that can also reduce fever, while hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever. A doctor will prescribe Norco for the relief of moderate-to-severe pain.
Signs of a Norco Overdose
When someone has overdosed on Norco, they present with various symptoms. These signs of a Norco overdose include:
- Trouble breathing
- Serious fatigue
- Slowed heart rate
- Slow movements
Since the end result of a Norco overdose can be so dire, it’s imperative that addiction treatment is sought immediately. There is absolutely no time to delay when an overdose is possible. Call 911 immediately.
Getting Proper Treatment
When a person who has suffered an overdose from Norco is brought into an emergency treatment or rehab center, various lifesaving measures will be immediately taken. Medical personnel will take steps to stabilize the individual’s systems, such as their heart rate and breathing levels. Oftentimes, IV fluids will be administered to stabilize electrolyte levels and to prevent dehydration. In some instances, respiratory support may be given in order to save a life. In serious cases of Norco overdose, in which the heart has stopped beating, CPR will be administered.
If you have any information on the person who has overdosed on Norco, such as their medical history, personal specifics or details on their Norco use, provide this to medical professionals.
Ensuring Recovery for the User
After the danger of the Norco overdose has been adverted, it’s imperative that the addict addresses the issues that led to the overdose situation. This generally involves enrollment in a complete Norco detox and addiction treatment facility. Only with proper rehabilitative care can the individual leave Norco behind for good and achieve balance in recovery.
Without proper care, it’s likely that the individual will experience another Norco overdose in the future, and they may not survive that one. If you’d like more information on Norco overdose treatment or complete rehab care, please call us at . We are here 24/7 to take your call.