Problems with a Lortab High

Problems with a Lortab HighLortab interacts with the brain’s reward or pleasure center and blocks out the sensation of pain. When abused, Lortab will provide a heightened sense of wellbeing, a sense of relaxation and a euphoric feeling; this is the high. Lortab abusers may think that a high simply feels good; regrettably, the consequences of a Lortab high can be life-threatening.

What Are the Side Effects of Getting High on Lortab?

When anyone is using Lortab for purposes that are not medically related, such as getting high, the side effects and health risks greatly multiply. For those popping the pills, one should know that large doses of acetaminophen (active ingredient in Lortab) are the cause of severe liver damage. Lortab acts as a depressant to the brain; therefore combining it with other substances such as alcohol, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, barbiturates and tranquilizers can result in death. Attempting to achieve a Lortab high could result in drug overdose, death or produce any of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Emotional instability and extreme mood swings
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue or general weakness
  • Constipation
  • Slowed breathing or inability to breath
  • Stomach spasms, pains, cramps
  • Coma
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate or heart failure
  • Death

What Are the Dangers of Getting High on Lortab?

Lortab is only recommended to be used short-term. After 4-6 weeks, even a person taking the drug for a legitimate medical purpose may be a victim to the drug’s many catastrophic consequences. Long-term Lortab use creates a number of problems for its users, the greatest being addiction. Lortab is especially addictive and users can develop a tolerance and dependence for the drug at a very quick rate. Quitting the drug can seem nearly impossible. Without the drug, addicts will experience severe, even painful, withdrawal symptoms that will make them want to return to using. Lortab abuse chemically alters the functioning of the brain’s reward system. Over time, the body will become accustomed to the drug, and will not be able to create sensations of pleasure and wellbeing without it. Long-term Lortab use can also lead to the following problems:

  • Permanent hearing loss
  • Increased dental cavities and tooth loss
  • Lung infections and lung disease
  • Decreased hormone production resulting in low muscle mass and increased body fat, increased risk of fractures, lowered testosterone, impotency and severe depression.

Other Repercussions of Lortab Abuse

Because Lortab acts directly on the brain’s central nervous system, the drug’s high can both physically and mentally impair users. While under the influence of Lortab, users lose the ability to think clearly; their rationality, level of consciousness and sense of awareness are highly distorted. Side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and mental cloudiness can be the cause of a multiplicity of accidents, injuries, traumas and deaths. Impaired judgment, lack of inhibition and disorientation may destroy relationships or careers or even lead to unplanned sexual activity or drugged driving. A Lortab short-term Lortab high can create life-long, devastating consequences.

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