Is Occasional Lortab Use Okay?

Is Occasional Lortab Use Okay?Lortab is a prescription medication for treating moderate to severe pain. While this drug can help users cope with physical ailments, it can also be very addictive. Those who abuse Lortab may think it is safe to use occasionally, such as in social situations. However, Lortab is a powerful narcotic, and even casual users can develop an addiction, sometimes after a single use. Any use of the drug outside the bounds of a legal prescription dosage qualifies as abuse and can be very dangerous. Abusing Lortab even once makes the user more susceptible to using the drug again, which can lead to addiction.

Side Effects Associated with Lortab Use

Immediately after using Lortab a person will feel several of the following side effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Changes in mood
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme pupil contraction (known as “pinpoint pupils”)
  • Nausea and upset stomach
  • Restlessness
  • Sluggishness

Lortab Use and the Risk of Overdose

The chance of overdose also makes using Lortab risky. Some of the signs of a Lortab overdose include the following:

  • Coma
  • Heart problems (low blood pressure, shallow pulse, or decreased heartbeat)
  • Muscle stiffness or spasms
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Sweaty, clammy skin
  • Nausea and vomiting

Abusing Lortab can be life-threatening, and continued use increases the risk of developing an addiction or experiencing an overdose. Due to these dangers, Lortab should only be taken in prescribed doses by those with legal prescriptions.

Getting Help for a Lortab Addiction

One who uses Lortab outside the confines of a legal prescription places his or her physical and psychological health at risk. If you think you may have an addiction to Lortab, please call us today. It is never too late to get help and regain control of your life through professional rehab treatment. Call our toll-free number now and let our counselors answer any questions you have about Lortab addiction treatment. We are here 24 hours a day to help you find the best recovery option for your situation. Please call now.