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Lortab Uses, Dosage & Side Effects


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9.26.2017 | John Becker
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Lortab Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions);

asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders; or.

Lortab is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

Do not use Lortab if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

You should not use Lortab if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone, or if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other narcotic medications.

other narcotic medications - opioid pain medicine or prescription cough medicine;

a history of head injury, brain tumor, or stroke;

Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Do not stop using Lortab suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

This list is not complete. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Other drugs may interact with acetaminophen and hydrocodone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Acetaminophen and hydrocodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using Lortab.

Generic Name: acetaminophen and hydrocodone (a SEET a MIN oh fen and hye droe KOE done) Brand Names: Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab 10/325, Lortab 5/325, Lortab 7.5/325, Lortab Elixir, Norco, Verdrocet, Vicodin, Xodol, Zamicet.

In rare cases, acetaminophen may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal. Stop taking Lortab and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling. If you have this type of reaction, you should never again take any medicine that contains acetaminophen. This could occur even if you have taken acetaminophen in the past and had no reaction.

Hydrocodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle.

See also: Side effects (in more detail).

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Lortab may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one. Measure liquid Lortab with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup.

Other brands: Norco, Vicodin, Lorcet, Hycet, More. (9).

Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.

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low blood pressure, or if you are dehydrated;

low cortisol levels - nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.

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Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.

Selling or giving away Lortab is against the law. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Hydrocodone may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing - a sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, sedative, tranquilizer, or antipsychotic medicine; or.

Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes. The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness.

Always check your bottle to make sure you have received the correct pills (same brand and type) of medicine prescribed by your doctor.

Narcotic (opioid) medication can interact with many other drugs and cause dangerous side effects or death. Be sure your doctor knows if you also use:.

impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex;

drugs that affect serotonin levels in your body - medicine for depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting.

Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Lortab will affect you. This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.

Lortab is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.

Be sure your doctor knows if you also take medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications. Some medicines can interact with hydrocodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome.

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if you use a sedative like Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Xanax, and others).

Stop taking Lortab and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

infertility, missed menstrual periods;

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail).

Pain tramadol, acetaminophen, Tylenol, naproxen, oxycodone, aspirin, ibuprofen, amitriptyline, More.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Lortab: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.

Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you use narcotic medicine while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug.

shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;

An overdose of acetaminophen and hydrocodone can be fatal. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at.

Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. Lortab contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Since Lortab is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.

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Overdose symptoms may also include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, muscle weakness, fainting, weak pulse, slow heart rate, coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.

Narcotic pain medicine may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Never use Lortab in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Hydrocodone can slow or stop your breathing. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or.

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. l your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. Take Lortab exactly as prescribed. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death.

a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;

MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

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easy bruising or bleeding;

Call your doctor at once if you have:

diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, severe constipation; kidney disease;

Do not use Lortab if you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Common Lortab side effects include: drowsiness, headache; upset stomach, constipation; blurred vision; or dry mouth.

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To make sure Lortab is safe for you, l your doctor if you have:

You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. If you need surgery or medical tests, l the doctor ahead of time that you are using Lortab.

liver disease, cirrhosis, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day;

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Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

a history of alcoholism or drug addiction;

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