You, as a caregiver, need to be aware that your client pretty much sets their own schedule for when and if they need to take their Norco since it is basically an ‘as needed’ drug. However, if your client’s medical professional has set a schedule for which your client needs to take their Norco, you must be aware of this as well! Then, if your client has missed taking a dose, you need to see that they take it as soon as possible! If you do not arrive in time to keep them on schedule, ensure that they get their next dose as scheduled. DO NOT allow your clients to take double doses just to catch up!
Taking too much Norco can lead to an overdose. Too much of any one good thing can simply be fatal! If you believe that your client has od’d on Norco, you need to get medical attention for them immediately. You can begin by phoning the Poison Help Line at 1.800.222.1222.
If you are close to a hospital, get your client in the car and drive them directly to the emergency department. The doctors there should be aware of what to do in the case of a Norco overdose!
Time will be of the essence. Every step you take can save your client’s life. Doing so will be the ultimate way to show them that With Age Comes Respect.