What is Lortab, and what is its working mechanism?

Lortab is an FDA-approved opioid pain reliever that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. This medicinal combination is used as the first-choice treatment for treating moderate to severe chronic and acute pain. Lortab works through the opioid receptors present in the central nervous system to treat the condition more effectively. It binds and activates opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system and helps in pain management.

Where to buy Lortab, and is it safe to buy medicine online?

Being an FDA-approved medication, you can buy Lortab only through authorized drug dealers. Therefore, we recommend you purchase medicine online to avail a decent discount while purchasing Lortab and other medications online. We assure you that we deliver you the best quality medicine and value for the money you invested if you buy Lortab online if you order medication from our website.

How should you take this medication?

Lortab is one of the highly addictive and habit-forming drugs that can turn out to be detrimental to your health if taken inappropriately. Therefore, we advise you to take Lortab as recommended by your doctor. You should avoid medical errors and try to be consistent throughout the treatment. We also recommend you visit your doctor if you are not observing any improvement in your health.

All about Lortab dosage

Please take Lortab as prescribed by your doctor, but if you don't want to consult any doctor before taking Lortab, you should initiate your treatment with the minimum possible dose. The lowest Lortab dosages for different categories of patients without any medical histories are as follows:

Dosage for treating pain (moderate to severe)

In the form of Lortab (5 mg/325 mg)

  • For adults
    One to two Lortab tablets after every four to six hours
  • For children
    Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe.

In the form of Lortab (7.5 mg/325 mg)

  • For adults
    One tablet of Lortab 7.5 mg/325 mg after every four to six hours as required
  • For children
    Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe.

In the form of Lortab (10 mg/325 mg)

  • For adults
    One tablet of Lortab 10 mg/325 mg after every four to six hours as required
  • For children
    Using Lortab for treating children might not be safe.

What should you know before taking Lortab?

Lortab is dangerous medicine; therefore, it comes with a long list of precautions and black-boxed warnings. Please take care of all of them while using this medicine. In addition to the precautions, you should also take care of the following things before using Lortab:

  •  Don't take Lortab if you are allergic to it or other similar opioids.
  • Using Lortab is not safe if you have the following health disorders or history thereof:
    • Liver disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Bowel obstruction syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Kidney disorders
    • Low blood pressure level
    • Head injuries
  • Using Lortab during the lactation period is not advisable; it can pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
  • Expecting women should also avoid taking Lortab during their pregnancy.
  • Lortab is a dangerous medicine; therefore, it should not be taken in excess. Using Lortab more than what has been prescribed can result in overdose.
  • Keep your medicine safe with yourself and never share it with anyone who is a drug addict, and dispose of the leftover medicine under the pharmacist's supervision once you have completed your treatment.

Side effects of using Lortab

Lortab works through opioid receptors present in the brain and nervous system and may cause you some mild to severe side effects. Some common side effects of using Lortab are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth

These side effects are common and don't need any medical attention unless they become severe. However, you should immediately stop using Lortab and consult your doctor if you experience the following:

  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Lightheadedness
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Infertility (both in men and women)
  • Symptoms of liver disease such as nausea, pain in the upper stomach, jaundice, itching
  • low cortisol levels resulting in nausea, vomiting.
  • Any other allergic reaction to the medicine

Lortab interactions

Lortab can dangerously interact with other medicines and severely affect your health. Therefore, it is advisable to tell your doctor if you are using the following medications:

  • Narcotic pain medication
  • Opioid pain medication
  • Sleeping pills
  • Muscles relaxers
  • Sedatives
  • Tranquilizer
  • Anti-psychotic medication
  • Antidepressants

You should also avoid taking over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements while using Lortab.