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Lortab Addiction Help-Line
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Lortab Side Effects

Lortab is used to control chronic or severe pain. Like alcohol or sedatives, one of the side effects of Lortab is that it depresses the central nervous system and also has mood-altering side effects. Lortab can be highly addictive is abused and must be used carefully in a well-controlled manner. Another harmful side effect of Lortab is that individuals without a history of addiction can become addicted to Lortab in several weeks. Sometimes, patients begin with the prescribed dose and go on to use more than their prescribed dose of Lortab. Some individuals who are addicted to Lortab make frequent trips to many different doctors and hospitals to get their supply of Lortab. Others find that their doctor is not properly supervising and authorizes refills repeatedly, allowing them to slip into Lortab addiction.

Additionally, another side effect of Lortab is that it induces an "opioid analgesia" by altering the perception of pain at the spinal cord and brain. Lortab also affect an individuals emotional responses to pain. Lortab also may have a stimulating side effect because it blocks inhibitory neurotransmitters. Repeated use of Lortab can cause long-term side effects, changing the way the nervous system functions.

Lortab side effects include but are not limited to:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • nausea / vomiting
  • unusual fatigue or weakness
  • allergic reactions
  • anxiety
  • blood disorders
  • constipation
  • decreased mental and physical capability
  • difficulty urinating
  • fear
  • hearing loss
  • itching
  • mental clouding
  • mood changes
  • restlessness
  • skin rash
  • slowed breathing
  • sluggishness
  • pinpoint pupils
  • flushing
  • dry mouth


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  • Drug Facts
  • Lortab is hydrocodone combined with aspirin.
  • Lortab taken with alcohol can amplify the effects.
  • Because Lortab can cause drowsiness, other medicines that also cause drowsiness may increase this effect of Lortab.
  • Lortab overdose can cause the lips and fingertips to turn blue.
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