People who are prescribed opiate medications are most often in search of pain relief. Doctors must weigh the benefits and risks of prescribing certain medications. Lortab and other narcotic drugs can be extremely beneficial in treating moderate to severe pain. At the same time, they can cause problems and be habit-forming. Lortab is the combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller that can cause problems such as dependency. Acetaminophen is non-narcotic and treats pain. It also has the potential to cause problems in high doses. Taking too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Patients should take very seriously Lortab precautions and read labels carefully to make sure there is no acetaminophen in any other medication they are taking. Seek emergency medical help if any of these symptoms develop: severe nausea, dark urine, stomach pain or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Before beginning therapy with any prescription medication, it’s important to know exactly how to take the medicine and what to avoid in order to be safe.
Lortab Precautions :
What You Need to Know Prior to Taking it?
Using Lortab can cause impaired thinking and reaction time. It should be taken with caution when driving or doing important tasks that require alertness. There are a number of medical conditions that may not be compatible with Lortab. These include: asthma, sleep apnea, liver or kidney disease, low blood pressure, history of head injury or brain tumor, mental illness and history of drug or alcohol addiction. It’s important to disclose all relevant medical conditions to your doctor. Allergic reaction is another potential problem. Knowing the signs ahead of time can guard against a serious reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include rash, itching, hives, dizziness, trouble breathing and swelling. Lortab should not be used recreational or by anyone who doesn’t have a prescription. It’s important to keep Lortab and other opiates in a secure location where others don’t have access to it. Patients who take too much Lortab or mix it with other central nervous system depressants risk overdose. These include alcohol, other narcotics, sleeping medications, sedatives and tranquilizers.
Did You Know Opiate Detox Can Be Safe, Quick and Pain Free?
Lortab addiction can develop suddenly and is rarely the fault of patients. Many develop a tolerance after regular use and need more and more to achieve pain relief. Waismann Method’s rapid Lortab detox is safe, comfortable and discreet. We use intravenous and oral medications to cleanse the drug from patients’ opiate receptors. This procedure takes less than two hours and patients awaken a short time later from sedation, free of opiate addiction. Accelerated withdrawal means symptoms pass while patients are under sedation and this eliminates the pain and suffering of withdrawal. The fear of withdrawal is also eliminated, giving patients a better chance at long-term recovery. Patients typically stay in the hospital 3 to 6 days and can be discharged after a medical evaluation. Some choose to return home while others check into our Domus Retreat aftercare facility for continuing recovery.