STDs and Lortab Addiction

STDs and Lortab AddictionThe name Lortab is likely most familiar to those who have just undergone surgery or any other cause of moderate pain that requires medication. The hydrocodone content of Lortab causes the drug to be very effective at dulling pain but to have some rather unpleasant side effects. One of the most dangerous consequences of drugs that alter the user’s temperament is the drug’s ability to dull the user’s inhibition against dangerous sexual behaviors.

Lortab Side Effects

STDs are not the first things that come to mind when hydrocodone and Lortab are discussed. The following are some negative side effects of Lortab use:

  • Gastrointestinal complaints
  • Lightheadedness
  • Mood swings and aberrations in temperament
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Slowed heartbeat and respiration
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Disorientation
  • Anxiety and paranoia

In addition to all of these specific effects, one must consider that hydrocodone, Lortab’s primary ingredient, is an opioid and will consequently have powerful psychological results. Users may experience slight euphoric sensations and an overall sense of relaxation along with other effects. This can cause negative consequences in certain situations.

Lortab and STD Contraction

An individual may be given Lortab illicitly (with or without his or her knowledge) in order to relax customary inhibitions if one or more of the individual’s companions anticipate resistance in propositioning this person. Alternatively, the Lortab user may be taking the drug according to a perfectly legitimate prescription and end up in a risky sexual situation in one of two ways. First, the mind-numbing effects of Lortab can cause an individual  to go further than he or she would if his or her mind were clear. Second, if those in the user’s company are aware of the user’s unguarded state while under Lortab’s influence, they may use that information to lead the user into behavior that he or she would not normally risk. The possibility of contracting an STD in such cases is very high as one or more of those involved may have engaged in casual sex with other partners. STDs spread rapidly among incautious sexually active individuals. The surest way to avoid getting an STD is to stay in the company of trustworthy friends and family members during one’s foggiest times of Lortab use and to never accept food or drink from unfamiliar individuals, especially in an environment where drug abuse is likely.

Preventing STDs during Lortab Use

If you or a loved one has been using Lortab and you want advice on how to avoid dangerous situations, please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to listen to you and give you the encouragement and guidance you need while keeping your information completely confidential. Call us today.