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Lortab 10 Medication
What do lortab 10's show up as on drug tests and how long until they are out of your system? (if you are a rare user)
1 to 3 days: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone in tylenol (acetaminophen). Whether or not it shows up on a drug test depends on the type of test that is done. A single dose of hydrocodone may show up on very sensitive urine tests for1 to 3 days. However, it depends on the individual person, the test, and the laboratory. ...Read more
I'm on pain management for low back pain I take lortab 10 up to 3 times a day I don't take them much will I still pass my drug test
Talk to your doctor: Something is fishy. Talk to your doctor. What's happening with the remainder. If the doctor does not find out soon, someone will. For your own benefit, be honest with your doctor. It will do you both good. ...Read more
Hydrocodone/Tylenol: Lortab was discontinued a few months ago due to high amounts of Tylenol (acetaminophen). All Lortab contained 500mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Hydrocodone (10/500). Norco is a medication produced in the 10/325 dosage (with only 325mg Tylenol (acetaminophen)). Most patients on Lortab 10/500 are now taking Norco 10/325. ...Read more
Lortabs: You have only been on this for a week. You should have no issues stopping this. ...Read more
Lortab & Subutex:
You need to stop lortab for at least 24 hours and be in full withdraw for subutex induction.
The dosage for subutex will be determined by your doctor during the induction.
Please see a doctor before taking subutex. ...Read more
I was prescribed lortab 10 for my arthritis. Will crushing them help them work faster in easing my pain?
May be: Crushing any tablets may expedite the action. Lortab is an immediate release medication and crushing will not significantly increase effective dose. Nevertheless modification of drugs is not advised by manufacturer. ...Read more
Max amount of tramadol extended release 100mg in a day? Also, could I take a lortab 10 then later a tramadol?
Most experts do not recommend more than 300mg of the extended release per 24 hours.
There are cases where you can supplement with a 50mg tramadol dose for breakthrough periods, but total dose should not exceed 400mg per day.
Using lortab, an opioid, may accentuate the effect of tramadol, since both work on mu receptors. You should check with your doctor before taking both. ...Read more
I've been taking lortab 10 500mg took one at 10am and a half one at 12pm wanna drink 6 or more beers while fishing at bout 5pm today will it be safe?
You do realize we are actually physicians here on health tap. Why would you be fishing if you are taking lortab. Lortab is for cancer pain and other severe pain conditions. It is not for routine pain in any sense of the word. Second, no one should absolutely not drink alcohol when taking lortab. Ever.
All of the recent celebrity deaths when combining alcohol with opiates doesn't inform you? ...Read more
What to do if I have psoriatic arthritis. I take 3 lortab 10 pills a day. If I stop taking the pills what are the withdraw?
12wks pregnant - migraine. Bad. Out of my regular meds but I have a Lortab 10 - is that safe to take and will it help? Please help!
I have had the flu for about 4 days now. What can I do to stop hurting so bad. I'm taking nyquil cold+ flu relief an also taking lortab 10/500?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
My dr DX me with chondromalacia in L knee. He gave me Lortab 10/325 if pain is severe. I took one. I have Mobic (meloxicam) 15 mg. Can I take with Lortab
Yes: Yes, one is a narcotic pain medication and one is an NSAID. They should not interact. I obviously don't know the particulars of your case, but narcotics are highly addictive and the cdc has just classified narcotic addiction as an epidemic sweeping the country with more deaths attributed to them than even drugs like cocaine; so you would do well to consider other options. ...Read more
I took half of a lortab 10 and 800 mg ib at 2:47 its noe 7:35 ad im having like random sharp pains in my head. Could I have a brain abcess or brain tumor?
Not likely: Although brain tumor or abscess are not likely in your case, if you're having very severe head discomfort unlike anything you've ever experienced, I recommend that you have an examination in the hospital emergency room. You may be having simple neuralgia which is not serious, but it's best to have an examination and, if felt advisable, appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Just had knee surgery on4/26/17.it swelling up to. Wearing stockings to. Dr gave me lortab 10 it ain't helping. Can I get diff pain meds.& On mobic 15mg?
OF COURSE: Call your surgeon!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is lortab 10 better compare to controlling the pain against the norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10?
I took half of a lortab 10 for a toothache but still no relief. Taken on an empty stomach. Can I take ibuprofen with it?
I've taken 7 lortab 10's today and can't take more, but I have a tooth abscess and can't sleep would it be safe to take an ibuprofen 600?
Priorities: The first order of business is to manage the abscess! this means a dentist or oral surgeon to open and drain the infection and prescribe antibiotics and follow you to make sure problem #1 is resolving. Next is everything else: analgesics, heat, nutrition, bedrest, & supportive care. The Ibuprofen will help with swelling, pain, & fever. The narcotics will only help with severe pain as needed. ...Read more
Is lortab 10 same thing as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10, my dr put me on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10 and was just wondering.
What is the difference between norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and lorcet 10/500 and lortab 10/500? I am currently in a lot of pain.
Different dose: All these medications are combinations of hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and Acetaminophen which most people know as "tylenol (acetaminophen)". All three have 10 mg of hydrocodone. Norco 10/325 contains 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) in each pill, while the other two have 500 mg. Their effects are similar; they are just different brand names. Be careful not to take too many, as you could damage your liver severely. ...Read more
Been taking lortab 10/500 for 5 disc cervical fusion. Changed to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and am in extreme pain. Why isn't it helping like the lortab did?
Different meds: It is not uncommon for patients to experience different degree of pain relief with similar medications prepared by different companies. Same thing can occur with generic versus name brand medications. You happen to have better response to lortab. Your doctor can adjust the types of medication you are taking to keep you comfortable after surgery. ...Read more
Sure: Some otc analgesic can provide additive or even synergistic pain effecs when used with opioids. Lortab, in fact, already contains tylenol (acetaminophen). Nsaids such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can also help with pain by targeting any inflammatory components. I wouodn't recommend any medications that change how lortab is metabolized or increase sedation. ...Read more
No: Each drug has a seaprate mechanism of action. Lortab a strong morphine like pain killer-hydrocodone combined with Acetaminophen (tylenol); Lyrica (pregabalin) an anticonvulsant medication (pregabilin), and your pain patches could be a local anesthetic (lidoderm), a non steroidal anti inflammatory (flectorpatch) or another morphine like drug (fentanyl patch); no single drug will have all those actions. ...Read more
I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?
Why r u taking meds?: You didn't mention why you're taking topamax (topiramate) & lortab so I can't really guess what your options would be. If you're taking topamax (topiramate) to prevent seizures, there are many options. Same goes for migraines. Even weight loss. And lortab for pain. Lots of options. Bottom line: talk to your doc. Tell her/him what you've noted above. S/he can offer you appropriate options for your condition. ...Read more
Possibly...: 1st, make proper dx. Is DX bipolar disorder, where they're r periods of depression and hypomania? Many triggers, prob an internalized experience leading to changes in specific neurotransmitters in specific part of the brain. The one that will recognize the early signs is not person themself, but the professional or family member that knows her/him best. When manic, feels good & stops med-not good! ...Read more
Drug Use: Narcotic medication can induce a euphoria that can be similiar to a manic episode of depression. However, when the effects of the med wears off, so does tge euphoria. You won't experience the same effects unless you would take more of the med, while mania tends to cycle regardless of environmental triggers. There are a number of other differences as well. ...Read more
How much water should I drink when taking lortab? This medicine (hydrocodone 500 mg) was prescribed to me today and the instructions say to drink plenty of water when taking the medication. My diagnosis was a UTI and I am taking an antibiotic called sulf
4-5 glasses a day: There is no need to drink more than normal on hydro codone. But you do need to make sure you don't get dehydrated. ...Read more