What is Lortab?
A) Lortab combines a narcotic analgesic (painkiller) and cough reliever with a
non-narcotic analgesic for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.
How is Lortab used?
Lortab when abused is taken orally, chewed, crushed (then snorted like cocaine),
or crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin). Lortab is is a
combination of Hydrocodone bitartrate and Acetaminophen. Lortab, when used medicinally
is given by mouth either in tablet or liquid form.
What are the side effects of Lortab?
The side effects of Lortab are:
fatigue or weakness
mental and physical capability
What other medicines can interact with Lortab?
Other medications that may interact with Lortab are:
for high blood pressure
Lortab can cause drowsiness, other medicines that also cause drowsiness may increase
this effect of Lortab. Some other medicines that cause drowsiness are:
- containing medicines
such as Phenobarbital
antidepressants or tranquilizers
antihistamines used in cold medicines
Is Lortab addictive?
Yes, People become dependent upon Lortab for a feeling of well-being and will
often get multiple prescriptions from different doctors to support their habit.
Addictive drugs activate the brains reward systems. The promise of reward
is very intense, causing the individual to crave the drug and to focus his or
her activities around taking the drug. The ability of addictive drugs to strongly
activate brain reward mechanisms and their ability to chemically alter the normal
functioning of these systems can produce an addiction. Drugs also reduce a persons
level of consciousness, harming the ability to think or be fully aware of present
Can you overdose on Lortab?
Yes, the symptoms of an overdose are:
as a whole
slow and labored
ears, nose, and throat
skin (fingernails and lips)
and clammy skin
of the stomach and/or intestinal tract
and blood vessels
blood pressure / slow heartbeat
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