The list of possible Lortab side effects can include nausea, sedation and constipation and many others. Not everyone will experience the same side effects and some can set in after first use. Other patients may not feel the onset of side effects right away. It should also be said that the opiate-based painkiller can be taken without any side effects. Lortab is the combination of hydrocodone, a narcotic painkiller, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic agent used to treat pain. Lortab also has cough-suppression properties. The hydrocodone component can be habit-forming, leading to tolerance, addiction, even overdose. A hydrocodone addiction can necessitate a medically-assisted detoxification. The acetaminophen can be toxic at excessive levels so patients taking Lortab should do so carefully. Taking more than the recommended daily dose can lead to liver damage. This poses a problem because acetaminophen is in many over-the-counter products unbeknownst to many people.
Common Lortab Side Effects and Serious Signs to Watch For
Some of the side effects widely reported among patients taking Lortab include nausea, vomiting, sedation, euphoria, lightheadedness, vision changes, mood changes, dizziness, fatigue, depression, tremors, sleeplessness, anxiousness, flu-like symptoms, upset stomach, dry mouth, pupil constriction, itching, hallucination, delirium, sweating, muscle and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. Constipation is one of the most commonly-reported effects of narcotic medications including Lortab. Left untreated, severe constipation can lead to a blockage which can be serious, even fatal. Medical help should be sought immediately if patients experience any of these more serious side effects: severe respiratory depression, slow or irregular breathing, slowed heart rate, hearing loss, changes in the amount of urine, confusion or stupor, coma, clammy skin, circulatory collapse and cardiac arrest. The signs of liver damage due to excess acetaminophen can manifest as yellowing of the skin or eyes, severe nausea, dark urine, stomach pain or extreme drowsiness.
The Waismann Method: When Safety and Confidentiality Matter
The Waismann Method of rapid detox is a world-renowned rapid detox program that is well known in the field for its success rate in treating prescription drug addiction. Waismann Method has a premiere Lortab treatment program offers both Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox and other forms of Lortab Medical Detoxification methods. Our exclusive location is So. California, where we receive patients from all over the world. We have been able to concentrate our efforts in one single location that has allowed us to offer world-class opiate detox and maintain our position as the leader in rapid drug detox services in the world. Our hospital and recovery retreat, is backed by 17 years of excellent experience, dedication and unparalleled reputation.
Our rapid detox process is administered in a fully-accredited hospital in Orange County, Ca., where patients are monitored around the clock. They sleep comfortably under sedation while medications cleanse the opiates from their receptor sites. Accelerated withdrawal symptoms usually within a hour instead of days, as with traditional rehab methods. Once patients wake up, they are no longer physically dependent on opiates and are unaware of the withdrawal that occurred during the procedure. Our program is safe, effective, humane and very private. We don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone to treat addiction. Our Domus Retreat continued care facility is also available for those patients who want to continue recovery in a luxurious, pampering and supportive environment. Amenities include use of a personal chef, massage and therapies including counseling and biofeedback.