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Norco Withdrawal Symptoms

Norco is a prescription painkiller that contains the addictive drug hydrocodone. The drug is in a class of widely prescribed opioid medications. Norco is potent and provides quick relief from pain, but because of the host of associated side effects and risks of addiction, it is intended to be used on a short-term basis. The body will develop a tolerance to Norco quickly, meaning that a person will need to take more of the drug in order to achieve the same effects. Once tolerance develops, dependence quickly follows. When a person is dependent on Norco, they will need the drug in order to function. Dependence is partly psychological and partly physical. If a person abruptly stops taking Norco, they will experience symptoms of Norco withdrawal. These symptoms can include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Dilated pupils
  • Fever
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and agitation
  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors

During the process of Norco withdrawal, a person will need to resist the urge to take the drug. Withdrawal is very difficult, and in some cases, it's dangerous to go through alone. Withdrawal from Norco is the first step in the addiction recovery process. Seeking medically supervised help for Norco withdrawal can ease Norco withdrawal symptoms and will provide the best chance of lasting sobriety.

Norco Withdrawal Timeline

The symptoms of withdrawal usually begin within six to 48 hours after the last dose of Norco. The most likely symptoms to appear within the first 48 hours are aching muscles and joints, abdominal cramping, and sweating. The symptoms peak in a three-to-five-day period as the body expels toxins through excessive sweating, diarrhea, and vomiting. After this period, the psychological symptoms are most prevalent and leave a person vulnerable to relapse. These symptoms can linger for up to a month after stopping Norco use.

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