- Generic Name: hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets
- Brand Name: Lortab 10
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What is Lortab 10 and how is it used?
Lortab 10 belongs to a class of drugs called Analgesics, Opioid Combos.
It is not known if Lortab 10 is safe and effective in children younger than 2 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of Lortab 10?
Lortab 10 may cause serious side effects including:
- noisy breathing,
- shallow breathing,
Following an acute overdosage, toxicity may result from hydrocodone or acetaminophen.
Signs and Symptoms:
The most serious adverse effect of acetaminophen overdose is potentially fatal liver necrosis. It is also possible to develop renal tubular necrosis, hypoglycemic coma, and thrombocytopenia.
Early symptoms following a potentially hepatotoxic overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, and general malaise. Clinical and laboratory evidence of hepatic toxicity may not be apparent until 48 to 72 hours post-ingestion.
In elderly or debilitated patients, as well as those with severe impairment of hepatic or renal function, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, prostatic hypertrophy or urethral strictures, Lortab 10 (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets) /500 tablets should be used with caution.
Besides the analgesic effect, Narcotics can also produce drowsiness, mood changes and cloudiness of the mind, in addition to analgesia.
Hypothalamic heat regulation centers mediate antipyretic activity. Acetaminophen inhibits prostaglandin synthetase.however, toxic doses may cause circulatory failure and rapid, shallow breathing. Buy Lortab Online
Hydrocodone, like all narcotics, may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery
Alcohol and other CNS depressants may produce additive CNS depression, when taken with this combination product, and should be avoided.
It is imperative that patients take the drug only as prescribed, in the prescribed amounts, and no more frequently than recommended.
A single or multiple overdose with hydrocodone and acetaminophen is a potentially lethal polydrug overdose, and consultation with a regional poison control center is recommended.
Whenever appropriate, vasopressors should be used. Buy Lortab Online
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