The medicinal combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen is available under the brand name called Lortab. Both the drugs work on the brain and nervous system to bind the opioid receptors and treat moderate to severe pain
Always remember that taking Lortab is only a part of treatment; follow your doctor’s advice to make the medication more effective.
You may need frequent medical examination while using Lortab.
Keep Lortab tablets in your custody at the suggested atmospheric condition and dispose of all the leftover medicine once done with the treatment.
You can either buy the medicine online or offline, provided that you should have a proper prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without an appropriate prescription is an offense under the law, and authorities may hold you liable if you do so.
You can also consult your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits of the medicine and ask your doctor about all other necessary precautions that you should take while using Lortab.
What to know before taking Lortab?
Lortab is a habit-forming and highly addictive medicine, and you need to take care of certain precautions while taking it. In addition to this, please consider the following things before taking Lortab:
You should avoid taking Lortab if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar medicines.
Consuming Lortab might not be safe for you if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
Inflammatory bowel disease
Bowel obstruction syndrome
Low blood pressure level
Asthma or other breathing disorders
Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders
Please don’t take Lortab if you have taken any MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days.
You should not take Lortab you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
Taking Lortab can adversely affect your health if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; it can harm your child and cause them some congenital disabilities.
Sudden withdrawal of Lortab can be fatal. Please consult your doctor before leaving it; your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose.
How to take Lortab?
Lortab is an opioid pain medication that affects your brain and nervous system to treat moderate to severe pain. However, it can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately.
You should consult your health expert before taking it and follow all the necessary instructions and directions while taking medicine.
Please talk to your doctor if you don’t feel any improvement in your health condition or get even worse.
It is an effective medicine for treating moderate to severe pain. To ensure that the medication you are taking is effective and safe, consult your doctor for suitable Lortab dosages. You can easily buy Lortab online and use it as prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will initiate your treatment with the medicine’s minimum possible dose and gradually adjust your medicine dose as and when required. To determine the best suitable dosages for you, your doctor should examine you thoroughly. Your doctor will recommend Lortab dosage keeping the following factors in mind:
Age of the patient
Weight of the patient
The medical condition of the patient
The following are the usual Lortab dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:
Dosage for treating pain (moderate to severe)
In the form of Lortab (5 mg/325 mg)
One to two Lortab tablets after every four to six hours or as and when required
Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe. In the form of Lortab (7.5 mg/325 mg)
One tablet of Lortab 7.5 mg/325 mg after every four to six hours or as and when required
Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe. In the form of Lortab (10 mg/325 mg)
One tablet of Lortab 10 mg/325 mg after every four to six hours or as and when required
Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe.
Lortab overdose can be fatal and cause you the following:
Weakness in the muscles
Fainting or unconsciousness
Slow heart rate
Therefore, you should not ignore these overdose symptoms and consult your doctor ASAP if an overdose happens. You can also seek emergency medical assistance by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid while using Lortab?
Avoid taking herbal products, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements simultaneously with Lortab. It can deteriorate your health even more.
The interaction of Lortab with alcohol can be dangerous; please avoid taking them together.
Please note that Lortab tends to impair your thought process and may cause you severe dizziness or drowsiness.
Performing activities that can cause you severe injuries or accidents while using Lortab is dangerous; please avoid them.
Consult your doctor before taking any cod or allergy medication while using Lortab.
Lortab side effects
Lortab affects the opioid receptors in the body and may cause you the following side effects:
Although it is okay to experience these mild side effects after using Lortab, and you should not worry too much about them. However, please consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable and causing you too much trouble.
Please stop taking Lortab and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while using Lortab:
Slow or shallow breathing
Confusion or disorientation
Mood swings or behavioral disorder
Seizures or convulsions
Easy bruising or bleeding
Infertility (both in men and women)
Irregular menstruation cycle
Problem in intimacy
Symptoms of liver disease such as nausea, pain in the upper stomach, jaundice, itching, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, clay-colored stools
low cortisol levels resulting in nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, tiredness, or weakness
What drugs can interact with Lortab?
Some of the following medicines can dangerously interact with Lortab and cause severe side effects:
Narcotic pain medication
Opioid pain medication
Medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease
Drugs for treating migraine headache
Medicines used to treat mild to severe Infections
Medicines for preventing nausea or vomiting
Therefore, to avoid dangerous interactions between the medicine, please inform your doctor about all the drugs and therapies you are currently taking.