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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...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

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What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

Check vitals: Hard to say what is happening here. However, you want to check if you are having a drug reaction to the medications that you have described. This is like an allergic reaction.You can also check your blood pressure/ pulse. If your blood pressure drops too low, you can have some of these symptoms. Lortab /percocet are opiate type drugs which are known to have a tendency to drop blood pressures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two lortab 5-500 in 6 hours?

It is safe: Here is the recommended dosing (hydrocodone 2.5 to 10 mg; Acetaminophen 300 to 750 mg) every 4 to 6 hours
do not mix with alcohol and use as prescribed only. ...Read more

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I have been taking two lortab 7.5 a day for about 9 months. Will this hurt my liver or cause any other health issues?

I have been taking two lortab 7.5 a day for about 9 months. Will this hurt my liver or cause any other health issues?

No: Will not hurt your liver but since it is a narcotic it can produce dependency and difficulty with withdrawal. Would avoid use except for serious pain and then limit the length of time you use it. ...Read more

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How long does lortab show up on drug test?

How long does lortab show up on drug test?

Drug test: As long as you have a valid rx for the lortabs, simply show the bottle to whoever administered the test. If you are taking drugs that were not prescribed for you, then you may be out of luck. Depending on the sensitivity of the drug test, you may test positive. Best to come clean and tell the truth. ...Read more

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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)

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 took a lortab on a sunday and forgot about an employment drug test I have on wednesday will it show up I only took one and do nottake them regularly?

I took a lortab on a sunday and forgot about an employment drug test I have on wednesday will it show up I only took one and do nottake them regularly?

Probably no worry: Some drug tests do not include synthetic narcotic drugs. If you have a valid prescription it won't matter anyhow because when reviewed it will be determined to be a negative report to the employer. ...Read more

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Lortab 10/500 and tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg can you mix the two?

Lortab 10/500 and tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg can you mix the two?

A little.: To be safe do not take more than 6 total pills a day.

The issue is the acetaminophen in the pills. You should stay below 3 gms to be very safe. ...Read more

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If I took 2 lortabs 10 on Thursday and two on Friday morning before going to the doctor will it show in my blood work?

If I took 2 lortabs 10 on Thursday and two on Friday morning before going to the doctor will it show in my blood work?

Yes: If you're saying that you went to the doctor on the day that you took then Lortab, then yes it will show on a drug screen. Usually hydrocodone will stay in your system for ~72 hours. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. The doctor gave me lortab iv. I've been taking it for two weeks. Is my baby going to be safe?

Perinatology: You did not mention the reason for being prescribed lortab. Should stop now if possible and seek safer means for pain control. If will be on this for the remainder of the pregnancy, coordinate your labor with a perinatologist. ...Read more

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If I took a lortab friday, and have a drug screen that gets sent to a lab monday will I pass it?

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Lortab: Curiously asking, if it is prescribed for you, why the worrying? . ...Read more

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I took about 6 or 7 Lortabs on January 1st. I got drug test today by a pee test. Will I fail the test?

Drug screen: At this stage I don't feel it would be any Lortabs still in your system ...Read more

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Will tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and lortab show up as the same compound on a drug test?

Will tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and lortab show up as the same compound on a drug test?

Sometimes: Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from codeine, which is the ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3
Many commercial opiate screening tests react indiscriminately with hydrocodone, other opiates, and their metabolites, but chromatographic techniques can easily distinguish hydrocodone uniquely ...Read more

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How long does it take to get narco/lortab to be conpletely out of ur system for a drug screen. And without a drug screen. A really advance urine testi?

Lortab elimination?: Lortab (hydrocodone and acetamenophen) is a pain med. The hydrocodone component has a 1/2 life of 8hrs. That means every 8 hrs, 1/2 of the drug should be eliminated in ur urine. If u have a problem with opiate pain medication, it's best to be honest with your doc & get the help u need. Be careful, as Lortab also contains tylenol, (acetaminophen) an overdose of which can cause liver failure and death. Talk 2 ur MD ...Read more

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Husband has precription for lortab but took a suboxen strip one week ago. Drug test at work pos. For opiates and sent to lab. Will the suboxen show up?

Husband has precription for lortab but took a suboxen strip one week ago. Drug test at work pos. For opiates and sent to lab. Will the suboxen show up?

No: The Suboxone will not show up as an opiate on a drug test. Suboxone will cause a positive test result for Buprenorphine (the active ingredient in suboxone) but that is only if the lab specifically tests for it. After a week, one film strip should not cause a positive result. ...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