An addiction to Lortab can develop before you know what hit you. The opioid analgesic is the brand name for hydrocodone and acetaminophen, used in the management of moderate to moderately severe pain. All narcotic prescription medications have the potential to be habit forming and Lortab is no different. The hydrocodone and acetaminophen combination is sold under several hundred generic and brand names including Lortab, Lorcet, Norco and Vicodin. Hydrocodone is a narcotic drug and acetaminophen is a less potent analgesic that is non narcotic and increases the pain relief power of hydrocodone. Lortab can also be used to suppress chronic coughs as it is considered an effective anti-tussant.
Lortab Misuse and Tolerance
Lortab is a Schedule II Controlled Substance in the U.S., classified as such because of its potential to cause dependence and addiction. Lortab should be taken only as prescribed. Misusing it in any way can be dangerous and lead to addiction or overdose. Taking too much acetaminophen can lead to liver damage so users are urged to discuss with their doctors all other medications they are taking – prescription and over-the-counter. Lortab can be taken safely and is a useful treatment for many. Regular use can cause patients to develop a tolerance to Lortab, meaning the usual prescribed dose is no longer effective in treating the symptoms. At this point, users should contact their doctors immediately to discuss options and alternatives. Increasing your dosage of Lortab or taking it more often than recommended can lead to a physical reaction, addiction or overdose.
Withdrawal is a Sign of Physical Addiction
One way to gauge whether you are physically addicted to Lortab is if withdrawal symptoms set in once you decrease use or stop it suddenly. Withdrawal is what happens when your body begins to detox from the drug. It can be quite challenging to detox from a Lortab addiction without the proper medical help. Opiate withdrawal syndrome can include muscle and bone pain, agitation, insomnia, restlessness, tremors, diarrhea, vomiting, other flu-like symptoms and involuntary leg movements. Finding the right Lortab treatment program can help you to manage withdrawal symptoms and minimize discomfort.
The Waismann Method for Safe Lortab Detox
The Waismann Method of rapid drug detox can get you back on your feet in less time than many traditional drug treatment programs. Safety and comfort are our top priorities with our Lortab detox program which is completely opiate free. The procedure is medically assisted to ensure safety and is performed in a safe, confidential hospital setting. Accelerated withdrawal symptoms occur within hours instead of days, as with traditional methods. Once patients wake up, they are no longer physically addicted to Lortab and are unaware of the withdrawal that occurred during the procedure. Aside from accelerated withdrawal, another thing that sets our program apart from others is the humane way we approach treatment. Patients are never made to feel guilt or shame on their way to recovery.
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