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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)

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

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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

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

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Could you tell me if (brand name) lortab 10/325 is now available?

Could you tell me if (brand name) lortab 10/325 is now available?

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

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Is lortab 10 medicine for back pain?

Is lortab 10 medicine for back pain?

Yes: It is for acute moderate to severe pain, including back pain. Do not take lortab or any pain medication unless a doctor prescribes it to you. ...Read more

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How long after taking lortab 10 mg do I have to wait to take an 8 mg dose of subutex?

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

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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

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Max amount of tramadol extended release 100mg in a day? Also, could I take a lortab 10 then later a tramadol?

Max amount of tramadol extended release 100mg in a day? Also, could I take a lortab 10 then later a tramadol?

See below: 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

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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?

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?

Mixing Drugs: 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

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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?

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?

Inappropriate Rx!: I have several hundred patients with psoriatic arthritis! none are being treated with lortab! You need to see a rheumatologist. And I suspect you will have some withdrawal symptoms! ...Read more

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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!

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!

Please: Forgive me as I am not answering your question but wanted to offer another option. Chinese Scalp and Auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for migraine headaches and is safe during pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 took half of a lortab 10 for a toothache but still no relief. Taken on an empty stomach. Can I take ibuprofen with it?

Toothache: You can take ibuprofen with lortab and make sure not to exceed the daily limit as mentioned on the ibuprofen bottle label. But until tooth is treated by dentist, pain might not go away completely. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take with lortab to increase its effectiveness?

Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take with lortab to increase its effectiveness?

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

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Is there one medication that can replace lyrica, (pregabalin) lortab, and my pain patches?

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

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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?

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

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Are lortabs stronger than oxycodone? Which is the better medication?

Are lortabs stronger than oxycodone? Which is the better medication?

Opiate: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both oxycodone and hydrocodone are opiates. Oxycodone is generally considered to be more potent than hydrocodone. They are both potent pain medications. ...Read more

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Can a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Can a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

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

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Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

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