The recommended Lorcet dosage for the tablet form is one tablet every four to six hours as needed. For Lorcet capsules, the recommended dose is one or two capsules every four to six hours as needed. The maximum recommended Lorcet doses are designed to limit the total dose of acetaminophen to 4 grams a day or less, to reduce the risk of serious liver damage.
The dose of Lorcet® (hydrocodone/APAP) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How sensitive you are to Lorcet
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
For Lorcet 10/650® or Lorcet Plus® (7.5/650 mg), the recommended dose is one tablet every four to six hours as needed, but not to exceed six tablets in 24 hours. For Lorcet-HD® (5/500 mg), the recommended dose is one or two capsules every four to six hours as needed, but not to exceed eight tablets in 24 hours.
The maximum recommended doses of Lorcet are designed to limit the total dose of acetaminophen to 4 grams (4000 mg) a day or less, in order to reduce the risk of serious liver damage. Make sure to watch for any other sources of acetaminophen, including other prescription pain relievers and many over-the-counter products, such as Tylenol®. To be safe, all other acetaminophen products should be avoided while you are taking Lorcet, unless you are extremely careful to limit your total acetaminophen use (from all sources added together) to 4 grams per day. The acetaminophen content of Lorcet is 650 mg per Lorcet 10/650 or Lorcet Plus tablets and 500 mg per Lorcet-HD capsule.