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Lortab Overdose (Overview)

Lortab is hydrocodone (a schedule II narcotic) and tylenol. Overdose, defined as excessive dosing by accident or intention, involves severe sedation of the nervous system with ataxia, altered consciousness, and, if severe enough, respiratory compromise, requiring hospital care. Tylenol overdose runs the risk of liver damage.


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What are the tests for lortab overdose?

What are the tests for lortab overdose?

Lortab overdose: Blood levels of hydrocodone and Acetaminophen as well as liver functions tests would be the appropriate lab test to order. The patient should be evaluated acutely in an emergency room after being transported there by 911 responders, and also have an addiction medicine evaluation. ...Read more

Lortab Overdose (Overview)

Lortab is hydrocodone (a schedule II narcotic) and tylenol. Overdose, defined as excessive dosing by accident or intention, involves severe sedation of the nervous system with ataxia, altered consciousness, and, if severe enough, respiratory compromise, requiring hospital care. Tylenol overdose runs the risk of liver damage.


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What is the treatment for lortab overdose?

What is the treatment for lortab overdose?

ER: Any acute overdose of opiates and/or Acetaminophen should be done by emergency response personnel. Call 911 and have the person evaluated by emergency response individuals who can provide airway support in case of respiratory arrest. Further evaluation should include an evaluation by someone qualified in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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What is the antidote for a lortab overdose?

Antidote: Overdose from lortab is to be taken seriously. There are liver toxicity issues and the opioid overdose issues. You must seek immediate medical care. Both components may cause death. The best is not to overdose. Alway use medication as directed by your md. Make no changes unless approved by your md. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lortab overdose?

Lortab overdose: Blood levels of hydrocodone and Acetaminophen as well as liver functions tests would be the appropriate lab test to order. The patient should be evaluated acutely in an emergency room after being transported there by 911 responders, and also have an addiction medicine evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lortab overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lortab overdose?

Sedation+respiratory: Lortab is hydrocodone (a schedule II narcotic) and tylenol. Overdose, defined as excessive dosing by accident or intention, involves severe sedation of the nervous system with ataxia, altered consciousness, and, if severe enough, respiratory compromise, requiring hospital care. Tylenol overdose runs the risk of liver damage. ...Read more

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What is the antidote for a lortab overdose?

Antidote: Overdose from lortab is to be taken seriously. There are liver toxicity issues and the opioid overdose issues. You must seek immediate medical care. Both components may cause death. The best is not to overdose. Alway use medication as directed by your md. Make no changes unless approved by your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lortab overdose?

ER: Any acute overdose of opiates and/or Acetaminophen should be done by emergency response personnel. Call 911 and have the person evaluated by emergency response individuals who can provide airway support in case of respiratory arrest. Further evaluation should include an evaluation by someone qualified in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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Can lortabs relax you?

Can lortabs relax you?

Yes: Yes, sedation is one of the effects of lortab. They can relax you too much, also. ...Read more

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Could a lortab be out your system in 2days?

Lortab Duration: All patients metabolize medications such as Lortab (Hydrocodone/Acetamenophen) at different rates. After 2 days, it is likely that Lortab will no longer be in your system. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take lortab while brestfeedingl?

Risky: This is passed in the breast milk and puts the baby at risk to the effects of the narcotic. It is not recommended. ...Read more

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Lortab side effects.?

Several usually mild: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using lortab:

blurred vision; constipation; difficulty breathing; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; lightheadedness; mental/mood changes; nausea; vomiting. ...Read more

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Lortab 7.5 cure itching?

Lortab 7.5 cure itching?

No: May make you drowsy and then this itchiness would not be as noticeable. Itching means allergies - use some allergy medicine, there are non drowsy preparations. ...Read more

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How long does lortabs stay in your urine?

How long does lortabs stay in your urine?

Lortabs: This really depends on how frequent is the use and for how long - typically 3+ days ...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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How long can withdrawals from lortab last?

How long can withdrawals from lortab last?

Few days: This should not be a prolonged event. Withdrawl symptoms are rarely life threatening but can be distressing. Effects that last more than a few days may be more psychological and would be concerning for underlying addiction which may require counseling and or a more prolonged weaning program with suboxone. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of lortab?

What are the possible side effects of lortab?

Side feccts of lorta: Nausea and vomiting, excessive tiredness, feeling sleepy, visual issues. Constipation is also an issues. The "feel good" phenomenon". ...Read more

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Lortab and terrifying dreams; are they related?

Lortab and terrifying dreams; are they related?

Frequently: Pain medications can disrupt dreams. By the same token so can pain. You can try changing to just antiinflammatory component without the narcotic and see if they continue. ...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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What can I take to ease lortab withdrawl process?

Consult your doctor: Opiate withdrawal can be a difficult process causing problems with muscle pain, temperature regulation, hydration, sleep problems, etc. Rather than go through this without treatment, consult your doctor. Benzodiazepines or other medications might be helpful to make the withdrawal process more bearable and successful. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to control side effects of lortab?

Lortab side effects: Yes - just do not use the lortabs.- you have side effects. You could switch to a different brand as a test. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to control the side effects of lortab?

Don't take it: It is a strong narcotic and if you do not need that med stop taking it.

If you have pain, find out the cause of the pain and treat the cause and the pain will go away. Pin medication treats the symptom and not the cause. ...Read more

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Taking lortab for first time. What are some common side effects?

Lortab: Lortab contains the opiate hydrocodone which will cause drowsiness and has the potential for dependance. The other component is Acetaminophen which is another name for tylenol (acetaminophen). What is important is that you not take additional Acetaminophen products along with lortab. Doing so could cause liver damage. ...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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Do you know are darvoset and percocets and lortabs the same thing?

Do you know are darvoset and percocets and lortabs the same thing?

All are opioids: Here is the difference:
darvocet contains a combination Acetaminophen and propoxyphene.
Percocet contains a combination of Acetaminophen and oxycodone.
Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry heaving after taking lortab and some other pill?

Is it normal to have dry heaving after taking lortab and some other pill?

It's possible: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone in tylenol (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone causes nausea more frequently than most of the opiate pain relievers. ...Read more

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