Lortab Treatment Research

Lortab treatment researchLortab contains a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen and is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers, and acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.

Lortab Side Effects

If you and your physician decide that Lortab is the right choice to treat your moderate to severe pain, you want to be aware of the more common Lortab side effects which include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling of elation
  • Headache
  • Impaired mental or physical performance
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild nausea
  • Mood changes
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Lortab Withdrawal Symptoms

Lortab users with an established dependency on the drug will experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking the drug or dramatically lower their dosage. Lortab withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • An intense psychological and physical craving for the next dose of the drug
  • Extreme and uncharacteristic irritability
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Aches and pains in muscle as well as bone
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Cold sweats
  • Yawning
  • Fever

Lortab Treatment Research

Drug treatment research focuses on the causes of drug addiction in an attempt to design treatment programs that can more effectively assist the recovering Lortab addict. The factors that cause some people to become addicted and others not include:

  • Genes/inheritance. Many medical conditions such as addiction are inherited, either either through genetic disposition or through consistent exposure to a behavior pattern. It is not uncommon to find that many addicts are children of addicts.
  • Personality. Personality affects how individuals react to stress and manage obligations. It also influences whether an individual will choose immediate pleasure-seeking behavior, such as Lortab use, over long-term pleasures that come from responsibility.
  • Peer pressure. Peer pressure is only an influential factor for teens and students. All individuals experience times when they feel pressure from friends or society to act or behave in ways that have serious consequences.
  • Easy access. Prescription medications are exceedingly easy to acquire, both through prescription or from the medicine cabinets of friends and family.
  • Emotional stress. People may turn to drugs during periods of loneliness, depression, anxiety or stress. Drugs provide a temporary and immediate emotional escape, even if continued use amplifies the original feelings a person tried to avoid.

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