Is There An Interaction Between Norco And Advil?

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Is there an interaction between Norco and Advil?

Asked by Angela99 On Sep 22, 2017

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On Sep 22, 2017

Norco (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) has no interaction when taken with Advil (ibuprofen).


Norco is a combination of two products,hydrocodone (which is known as an opioid and is similar to morphine and codeine), and acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol. Ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil, is known as an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). While Advil produces anti-inflammatory effects that the Norco does not, it typically is not quite as effective as a pain medication as the Norco is.


Many times doctors will prescribe both together because of their different mechanisms of action and different effects on the body. You can feel confident there is no interaction between the two. All we recommend is that you take both with food and be sure to drink a full glass of water with each.

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