WHAT IS LORTAB 10/325MG TABLET ?
Lortab 10/325mg is a combination medication mainly used for pain relieve.
What is a combination medication ? A combination medication contains an opioid pain reliever(hydrocodone) and non-opioid pain reliever acetaminophen.
Lortab 10/325mg is not advised for children younger than the age of six due to risk of serious side effects
HOW TO USE LORTAB 10 MG-325 MG TABLET
It is always advisable to discuss with your doctor before starting Lortab 10 mg . The doses for this medication varies from patient to patient and should be taken as directed by your doctor. This drug can be taken with or without food but from individuals exhibiting symptoms of nausea while on lortab. you are advised to take food before the drug.
For those using the liquid form of this medication. It is always advisable to use the measuring device that comes with the medication than a household spoon to ensure you take the correct dose.
Every patients dosage is unique and is based on factors such as your medical ailment, response to treatment and for children even weight. Patients are advised not to increase the medication or take it for longer than prescribed.
This medication work best when used immediately the pain is discovered. if the pain is left to aggravate, it might not have the desired effects.
If you have ongoing pain (such as due to cancer), your doctor may direct you to also take long-acting opioid medications. In that case, this medication might be used for sudden (breakthrough) pain only as needed. Other pain relievers (such as ibuprofen, naproxen) may also be prescribed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely with other drugs.
Lortab 10mg when taken for a long period of time or in high doses may cause withdrawal symptoms such as watering eyes, runny nose, sweating, muscle aches to name a few. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your doses gradually. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before making any changes to your medications.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk to your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Though it is a helpful medication is does cause addiction to some people. Especially those with a history of substance or drug abuse.
Like most medications Lortab does have it’s side effects. The most common of which are:
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. Most of these side effects go away with time but on the rare chance that they do persist, contact your doctor immediately
However to prevent some effects like constipation, eat a fiber rich diet, drink lots of water and exercise.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Alert your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including mental changes such as agitation, confusion and hallucinations. stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, signs of your adrenal glands not working well (such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, weight loss).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including fainting, seizure, slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.