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Liquid Lortab

Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This pain medicine is available in the form of tablets and as a liquid (elixir). Although Lortab tablets are not approved for use in children, Lortab Elixir can be used by children as young as two years old.
Lortab Elixir comes in one strength: Lortab 7.5/500 Elixir -- 7.5 of hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 mg of acetaminophen per tablespoonful. The dosage of Lortab liquid your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on factors such as how you respond to Lortab, your weight (for children), other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
Lortab can cause stomach upset if it is taken on an empty stomach, so it is best to take your dose with food. Be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, as this could lead to overdose symptoms or poisoning from the acetaminophen component, which can cause liver failure. Also, do not suddenly stop taking Lortab, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks.
(Click Lortab and Lortab Dosage for more information on this drug, including how your healthcare provider will determine your dosage and some tips on when and how to take this pain medicine.)
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