Lortab is a medication which is produced by combining two pain killers. Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen are the main chemicals in Lortab. It is a pain relief medication used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Important safety information
Lortab should not be consumed without doctor’s approval, if you have any medical condition related to liver, stomach, bowel, colon, kidney, blood pressure, brain, sleep, breathing or addiction history.
Lortab is not safe for use in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
A person should not take this medication, if he or she is allergic to the active ingredient that is present in this medication.
Consumption of Lortab may induce weight loss. Remember that the drug is addictive and can cause other problems if misused.
Tell your doctor if you took MAO inhibitor few days before as it is recommended not to take Lortab immediately after it.
Taking Lortab with other medications might cause drug interactions hence know about all possible interactions before consuming another drug.
Just like other drugs, consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking this pain relief medication.
Check with a health care professional whether you can take Lortab medication or not before deciding to take the pills.
Dosage and administration
The common dose limit for Lortab is 300 mg for every 6 hours for pain. The dose limit varies based on your weight, age, reason for consumption, tolerance level and response to drug.
The common dose limit for weight loss is 300 mg per day. This is generic information. Dosage limit explained by doctor should be followed at all costs.
Increasing, decreasing or doubling the dosage strength should not be done without the knowledge of a medico during this pain relief treatment.
Overdosing of Lortab medication would cause liver disorder or sometimes can be fatal, hence always be careful while taking this medication.
Even people who take Lortab with regular dosage strengths can get addicted to the medication.
Never stop the medication abruptly after it is taken for a prolonged period of time, you should first gradually decrease the dosage strength before stopping it.
You should take the liquid form of this medication only after properly measuring it with a dose measuring spoon.
Although very effective in alleviating pain symptoms, it comes with its share of side effects that aggravate with improper use of Lortab. These side effects include difficulty in breathing, closing throat, hives, swelling in any part of face, muscle twitches, sweating, itching, fatigue, bleeding, unconsciousness and many others.