Lorcet Warnings and Precautions
Before using a narcotic such as Lorcet, warnings and precautions for the drug should be thoroughly discussed with your healthcare provider. Let your healthcare provider know if you have lung problems, high intracranial pressure, or liver disease, as the medication may cause problems in people with these conditions. You should avoid Lorcet altogether if you are allergic to any components used to make the medicine.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Lorcet® (hydrocodone/APAP) if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.