How Much Lortab Can I Safely Take?

How Much Lortab Can I Safely Take?The opioid painkiller Lortab is highly addictive and carries with it the possibility of fatal overdose. Lortab is a powerful drug that should be treated with respect. Doctors are aware of the dangers of prescribing Lortab, so they only prescribe it when the benefits of use outweigh its risks. The prescribed dose and duration of treatment are both designed to give patients the maximum benefit while minimizing the risks as much as possible. If you are taking Lortab under a doctor’s supervision it is critical that you not take more than the prescribed dose.

If you are considering taking Lortab recreationally to get high, don’t. Recreational use of Lortab can very quickly lead to a harrowing addiction from which it will be very difficult to recover, and it may result in your death due to overdose. If you are already addicted to Lortab, it is imperative that you seek professional treatment immediately. Addicts who abruptly stop using Lortab will induce severe withdrawal symptoms and may cause serious medical complications.

Possibility of Lortab Overdose

Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and the over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen. Hydrocodone, like all opiates, is capable of causing death when taken in high doses. Hydrocodone is a central nervous system depressant, and overdose death is usually a result of depressed breathing. In addition to the dangers associated with high doses of hydrocodone, the acetaminophen can cause potentially fatal liver toxicity when taken in high doses. When taking Lortab under a doctor’s supervision, it is absolutely critical never to take more than the prescribed dose.

Lortab is a popular drug of abuse; recreational drug users seek take large doses of the drug to achieve a euphoric, heroin-like effect. Lortab has been responsible for a large number of emergency room visits and overdose deaths among recreational users.

How Addictive Is Lortab?

Lortab users can develop a tolerance for the drug after a relatively short period of regular use. Once a tolerance has developed, higher doses of the drug are needed to achieve the same effects. Lortab users can also develop a dependency on the drug after a relatively short time and they will experience extremely unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if use of the drug is stopped. Taking higher than prescribed doses of Lortab can increase tolerance and lead to dependence more quickly. Recreational users who use high doses regularly are at serious risk for addiction; but, even those who are using Lortab under a doctor’s supervision for a legitimate medical reason can become addicted. Taking more than the prescribed dose can increase the chances of addiction and lead to addiction more quickly.

Questions about Lortab Addiction Treatment

If you have any questions at all about Lortab, opiates, addiction or treatment, call us. Our staff would be happy to talk with you, answer any questions you may have and help you find treatment for addiction if you need it. Our helpline is toll free and we are available 24 hours a day.