What is Lortab?
Lortab is a combination medicine that helps in relieving moderate to severe pain. It contains hydrocodone, an opioid pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a non-opioid pain reliever. Hydrocodone changes how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen helps in reducing a fever. It is a pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Lortab is available in many pharmacies. You can also order Lortab online. However, if you want to buy Lortab online without a prescription, make sure that it is 100% genuine.
How to take Lortab?
Lortab is available in the following forms and strengths:
2.5mg/325mg, 5mg/300mg, 5mg/325mg, 7.5mg/300mg, 7.5mg/325mg, 10mg/300mg, 10mg/325mg
7.5mg/325mg/15mL, 10mg/300mg/15mL, 10mg/325mg/15mL
People should take this medicine exactly as prescribed by their doctor. Do not take this drug in high amounts or for longer than the prescribed duration. It can lead to an overdose, which may be fatal. An overdose of this drug can damage your liver or cause death. An overdose of hydrocodone and acetaminophen can cause shallow breathing, extreme fatigue, vomiting, and small pupils. Long-term abuse of such painkillers can cause respiratory problems, coma, slowed heart rate, or death. The normal dosage for adults is 1-2 tablets every four to six hours. The dosage of this medicine will depend upon the severity of the pain and the response to treatment. People may take this drug with or without food. Take this drug with food if you have nausea. Hydrocodone can be addictive, even at regular doses. Do not share this medicine with anyone, especially with someone having a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Misuse of this medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. If you want surgery or medical tests, tell your doctor in advance that you are using Lortab. People may build a tolerance to hydrocodone after taking the drug for a long time. This means that their body needs more of the drug to feel the same effects. Do not suddenly stop using Lortab because it may lead to some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. The risk of withdrawal is more likely in people who are taking this drug for a long time. The withdrawal symptoms may include restlessness, nausea, diarrhea, watering eyes, running nose, mood changes, sweating, muscle aches, or sudden behavior changes.
What to know before taking Lortab?
People should not use Lortab if they are allergic to hydrocodone or acetaminophen. Do not use Lortab if you have recently used sedatives, tranquilizers, alcohol, or other narcotic medications. Never take this drug if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. Doing this may lead to a dangerous drug interaction. The MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine. Certain drugs can interact with hydrocodone and cause a severe condition known as serotonin syndrome. You should tell the doctor if you take medicines for depression, migraine headaches, mental illness, serious infections, Parkinson’s disease, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
Low blood pressure
Breathing disorders like asthma and COPD
A history of head injury
A history of drug or alcohol addiction
If you use a sedative like Valium such as diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, or Ativan
Lortab can cause breathing problems in old age people and people who are severely ill or malnourished. Do not use narcotic medicine during pregnancy because it can make your baby dependent on the drug. It can lead to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on this drug may need medical treatment for several weeks. Hydrocodone and acetaminophen can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. Do not breastfeed while using Lortab.
What are the benefits of using Lortab?