LORTAB® (Hydrocodone Acetominophen)

What is acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

LORTAB® (Hydrocodone Acetominophen) is an opioid pain medicine.
An opioid is some of the time called a narcotic.Acetaminophen may be a less powerful pain reliever that increments the impacts of hydrocodone.
The combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone is utilized to diminish direct to extreme pain.Acetaminophen and hydrocodone may moreover be utilized for purposes not recorded in  medicine direct.

What ought to I talk about with my healthcare supplier before taking acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.

To form beyond any doubt you’ll be able safely take acetaminophen and hydrocodone, tell your specialist if you have got any of these other conditions:

  • asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • a history of head injury or brain tumor;
  • low blood pressure;
  • a stomach or intestinal disorder;
  • underactive thyroid;
  • Addison’s disease or other adrenal gland disorder;
  • curvature of the spine;
  • mental illness; or
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Hydrocodone may be habit forming and ought to be utilized as it were by the individual it was endorsed for. Never share acetaminophen and hydrocodone with another individual, particularly somebody with a history of sedate manhandle or addiction. Keep the medicine in a put where others cannot get to it.
FDA pregnancy category C. It isn’t known whether this medicine is destructive to an unborn child, but it may cause breathing issues or addiction/withdrawal indications in a infant. Tell your doctor in case you’re pregnant or arrange to gotten to be pregnant whereas utilizing this medicine.
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone can pass into breast drain and may hurt a nursing infant. Don’t utilize this pharmaceutical without telling your doctor in case you’re breast-feeding a infant.

How ought to I take acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Take precisely as endorsed. Never take acetaminophen and hydrocodone in bigger sums, or for longer than prescribed by your specialist. An overdose of acetaminophen can harm your liver or cause passing.
One acetaminophen and hydrocodone tablet may contain up to 750 mg of acetaminophen.
Know the sum of acetaminophen within the particular item you’re taking.
Follow the directions on your medicine name. Tell your specialist in the event that the medication appears to halt working as well in calming your pain.Measure fluid medication with a uncommon dose-measuring spoon or pharmaceutical container, not with a standard table spoon. In the event that you are doing not have a dose-measuring gadget, inquire your pharmacist for one.
Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water every day to assist avoid stoppage whereas you’re taking acetaminophen and hydrocodone.

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Inquire your specialist around ways to extend the fiber in your diet. Don’t utilize a stool conditioner (purgative) without to begin with inquiring your doctor.Do not halt utilizing this medication abruptly after long-term utilize, otherwise you seem have repulsive withdrawal side effects. Inquire your specialist how to dodge withdrawal side effects once you halt utilizing acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Acetaminophen can cause wrong comes about with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) within the pee.
Conversation to your specialist in case you’re diabetic and you take note changes in your glucose levels amid treatment.If you wish surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time merely are utilizing acetaminophen and hydrocodone. You’ll ought to halt utilizing the medication for a brief time.Store at room temperature absent from dampness and heat.Keep track of the sum of medicine utilized from each unused bottle.
Oxycodone may be a medicate of mishandle and you should be mindful in case anybody is utilizing your medication despicably or without a prescription.
Always check your bottle to create beyond any doubt you’ve got gotten the right pills (same brand and sort) of pharmaceutical endorsed by your specialist. Inquire the drug specialist on the off chance that you’ve got any questions almost the medication you get at the drug store.

What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how acetaminophen and hydrocodone will affect you.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.

What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Get emergency medical offer assistance on the off chance that you’ve got any of these signs of an unfavorably susceptible response: hives; trouble breathing; swelling of your confront, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • confusion, fear, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • problems with urination; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness;
  • mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
  • headache, mood changes;
  • blurred vision;
  • ringing in your ears; or
  • dry mouth.

This is often not a total list of side impacts and others may happen. Call your doctor for therapeutic exhortation around side impacts.

What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Don’t take acetaminophen and hydrocodone with any other opiate pain drugs, narcotics, tranquilizers, resting pills, muscle relaxers, or other solutions that can make you languid or moderate your breathing. Unsafe side impacts may result.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
  • an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
  • atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), glycopyrrolate (Robinul), mepenzolate (Cantil), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
  • bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
  • a bronchodilator such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva); or
  • irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).

This list isn’t total and other drugs may interact with acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Tell your specialist about all medicines you utilize. This includes medicine, over-the-counter, vitamin, and home grown items. Don’t begin a unused pharmaceutical without telling your specialist.

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