What is Lortab 7.5/325 mg?
The combination of Hydrocodone and acetaminophen makes it effective at treating acute pain. Still, it also increases the risk of liver damage when taken in high doses or for long periods.
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever than hydrocodone.
Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication that can be habit-forming and may cause drug dependence.
Acetaminophen increases the effects of hydrocodone and makes it more likely you will become addicted to this medicine.
If you take Lortab 7.5/325 mg too often, or if your doctor prescribes this combination for you when you don’t need it, then there’s a chance you could develop a physical dependence on Lortab 7.5/325 mg and start taking it to avoid feeling normal withdrawal symptoms (like nausea and vomiting).
Hydrocodone: An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Opioid pain medications are used to treat pain that is moderate or severe in nature and often causes drowsiness and lightheadedness in the user.
They can also be used for other purposes, such as to help with coughing up mucus from your lungs or drying up excessive runny noses due to allergies.
Opioids include morphine; hydrocodone; oxycodone (Oxycontin); codeine; fentanyl patches (Duragesic); methadone tablets for injection (Dolophine); buprenorphine tablets under the brand name Subutex® or Buprenex® (used to treat opiate addiction.
Acetaminophen vs. hydrocodone
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) treats pain and fever and helps reduce swelling, headache, and other symptoms associated with colds and flu.
This combination medication is available as a single tablet containing both acetaminophen 325 mg and hydrocodone 7.5 mg per tablet or two tablets, each containing one half-strength tablet of acetaminophen 325 mg plus one quarter-strength tablet of hydrocodone 7.5 mg per tablet, making it easier for you to take your medicine at any time during the day or night.
Lortab 7.5/325 mg is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It can be used for short-term relief of sudden, moderate, to severe pain from injuries, medical conditions, or surgery.
Lortab 7.5/325 mg may also be used for the following:
- Pain after a medical procedure (e.g., dental extraction)
- A chronic health condition that causes continuous or frequent moderate-to-severe pain (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis)
Lortab 7.5/325 mg is a combination of acetaminophen (an analgesic) and hydrocodone (a narcotic pain reliever). It comes in tablet form and relieves moderate to severe pain.
You should not use this medication if you have severe asthma or breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cor pulmonale), a blockage in your digestive tract (pancreatitis), kidney or liver disease, Addison’s disease, adrenal gland tumor, enlargement of the prostate gland that causes difficulty urinating, known hypersensitivity or allergy to hydrocodone or acetaminophen, long QT interval syndrome.
As with any medication, it is important to take Lortab 7.5/325 mg as directed by your doctor.
You should not take more than the recommended dosage or use this medication for longer than 4 days. Do not take this medication if you are allergic to hydrocodone or acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Lortab 7.5/325 mg).
If you have questions about using Lortab 7.5/325 mg, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before retaking the drug and ask their advice on how best to proceed with treatment under their supervision.
Lortab 7.5mg/325 mg is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. This medication should be taken as directed by your doctor.
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. Lortab 7.5mg/325 mg is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.