Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever and acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effect of hydrocodone. Lortab is the combination of these two drugs. Since hydrocodone may be addictive, Lortab should only be used as your doctor prescribes, and it should never be given to another person. Lortab should be used with caution, if it is taken over a long period of time you can become physically and mentally dependent on it. (See What Lortab Treats).

What Should I Discuss With My Doctor Before Taking Lortab?

If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day or have alcoholic liver disease, you should consult your doctor before taking Lortab. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant as the problems Lortab could cause a newborn baby are still unknown. Also consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding as Lortab can pass into breast milk and harm your baby. (See Hydrocodone in Lortab).

Why Should Lortab Not Be Prescribed?

You should not use Lortab if you have a history of drug addiction or if you are allergic to acetaminophen or hydrocodone.  (See Effects of Lortab Abuse).

You should also not use Lortab if you have:

  • Asthma, COPD, sleep apnea or other breathing disorders
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • A history of a brain tumor or head injury
  • Low blood pressure
  • A stomach or intestinal disorder
  • Under-active thyroid
  • Addison’s disease or other adrenal gland disorder
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Mental illness
  • A history of drug or alcohol addiction

Questions Regarding Lortab?

Although Lortab can be used safely to help relieve pain if prescribed by your doctor, it can also become highly addictive and can have long-term negative effects.

If you have any questions about Lortab abuse help or if you should take Lortab or if you have formed an addiction to Lortab, please call our toll free number today. We are here to help you and are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about Lortab addiction.