LORTAB® (Hydrocodone Acetominophen) is an opioid painmedicine.
An opioid is a time called a narcotic. Acetaminophen may be a less powerfulpain reliever that increments the impacts of hydrocodone.
The combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone is utilized to diminishdirect to extreme pain. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone may moreover be utilized for purposes not recorded in medicinedirect.
What ought to I talk about with my healthcare supplierbefore 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 formbeyond any doubtyou’ll be able safely take acetaminophen and hydrocodone, tell your specialistifyou 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;
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 habitforming and ought to be utilizedas it were by the individual it was endorsed for. Never share acetaminophen and hydrocodone with another individual, particularlysomebody with a history of sedatemanhandle 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 caseyou’re pregnant or arrange to gotten to be pregnant whereasutilizing 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 caseyou’re breastfeeding an infant.
How ought to I take acetaminophen and hydrocodone?
Take precisely as endorsed. Never take acetaminophen and hydrocodone in biggersums, 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 theparticularitemyou’re taking.
Follow the directions on your medicinename. Tell your specialistin the event that the medicationappears to halt working as well as in calming your pain. Measure fluidmedication with a uncommon dose-measuring spoon or pharmaceuticalcontainer, not with a standard tablespoon. In the event thatyou are doing not have a dose-measuring gadget, inquire your pharmacist for one.
Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water every dayto assistavoidstoppagewhereasyou’re taking acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Inquire your specialistaround ways to extend the fiber in your diet. Don’t utilize a stool conditioner (purgative) without to begin withinquiring your doctor.Do not haltutilizing this medicationabruptly after long-term utilize, otherwise youseem to have repulsive withdrawal side effects. Inquire your specialist how to dodge withdrawal side effectsonce youhaltutilizing acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Acetaminophen can cause wrongcomes about with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) within thepee.
Conversation with your specialistin caseyou’re diabetic and you take note of 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 tohaltutilizing 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 amedicate of mishandle and you should be mindfulin caseanybody is utilizing your medicationdespicably or without a prescription.
Always check your bottle to createbeyond any doubtyou’ve gotgottenthe right pills (same brand and sort) of pharmaceuticalendorsed by your specialist. Inquire the drug specialiston the off chance thatyou’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 emergencymedicaloffer assistanceon the off chance thatyou’ve got any of these signs of an unfavorably susceptibleresponse: 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;
problems with urination; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
This is often not a total list of side impacts and others may happen. Call your doctor for therapeuticexhortationaround side impacts.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and hydrocodone?
Don’t take acetaminophen and hydrocodone with any other opiatepaindrugs, 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 medicinesyou utilize. This includes medicine, over-the-counter, vitamin, and homegrownitems. Don’t begin a unusedpharmaceutical without telling your specialist.