Lortab Drug Class
Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. It is most often used to treat short-term pain (such as pain due to a surgery, injury, or dental procedure) but can also occasionally be used to treat chronic pain, migraines, cancer pain, or other types of recurring or long-term conditions that cause pain.
As part of the narcotic drug class, Lortab acts similarly to codeine. It is effective at decreasing pain and relieving coughing, but can also cause extreme drowsiness, mood changes, and mental clouding. In the United States, hydrocodone is only available in combination medications; this is the reason why Lortab also contains acetaminophen, a pain reliever and fever reducer commonly found in over-the-counter medications.
(Click Lortab Uses for more information about this drug, to find out how it works, and to learn about possible off-label uses.)