The name Lortabs comes from a combination of two drugs which are hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The drug acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever which increases the effects of hydrocodone which is a mild to severe pain reliever. Although Lortabs are used for pain relief they can also be prescribed for other various reasons.
Tell your doctor how many alcoholic drinks you consume per day. If you consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day then you may not be able to take medications containing the drug acetaminophen.
Hydrocodone can become a habit forming narcotic and should only be used by the person who it has been prescribed to. Keep the medication is a safe and secure spot within your home where others can not get to it. This narcotic can induce side effects that impair your reactions and thinking. Be sure to talk to your doctor if the medication stops working in relieving the pain your feeling.
If you start to have any symptoms which relate to an allergic reaction such as hives, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat call your local doctor who recommended you Lortabs immediately. Although these are the symptoms of an allergic reaction there are other symptoms which you can be effected by such as the following.
- Shallow breathing and slow heart rate.
- Feeling of nausea and being light headed.
- Confusion with unusual behaviors such as fear.
- Urinary problems
- Paleness of the skin.
Less serious effects of Lortabs can be but are not limited to the following.
- Feeling drowsy, anxious, or dizzy.
- Headache and quick mood change.
- Blurred vision.
- Dry mouth and ringing of the ears.
- Vomiting, upset stomach, and constipation