Although most people tolerate Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about possible dangers that may apply to you.
For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medicines you are taking before starting treatment with this drug. Dangers of Lortab include potential side effects. Some of the most common Lortab side effects include:
Although side effects of Lortab tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as severe drowsiness, dark urine, or difficulty breathing.
Other warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to take Lortab if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, hypothyroidism, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
(Click Lortab Side Effects and Lortab Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medicine. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Lortab and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)