The first thing that you and your client need to realize is that stopping any medication cold turkey can be dangerous. Stopping taking Norco after taking it for a long period of time can cause your client to experience some really unpleasant withdrawal symptom. Remember that Norco is an opiate and is very addictive! That is why it is crucial that your client (and you) meet with the healthcare professionals to learn how to safely discontinue using this opiate.
As a caretaker, it is wise to monitor just how much Norco your clients are taking on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Of course this is all dependent on if you have access to their medications. As you know, Norco contains Hydrocodone (an opiate). It is easy for this drug to be abused thus it is essential that you do your best to monitor the usage of this prescription medication.
If you happen to pick up your client’s prescriptions, always check that the pharmacist has counted out the correct number of pills so that it is easy to keep track of the dosage that your client is taking. By doing all of this, you are constantly displaying to your clients that With Age Comes Respect.