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Lortab Medication Information

Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it is most often used for relieving short-term pain (such as pain from a surgery, dental procedure, or injury), the drug can also be used to treat various types of chronic pain.
Lortab comes in both tablet and elixir form. It is taken by mouth, typically every four to six hours as needed for pain. Sometimes, healthcare providers may also recommend taking this medicine on a scheduled basis, meaning you should take Lortab on schedule, even if you are not in pain. However, most people take this pain reliever on an as-needed basis.
In order to help minimize risks while using Lortab, information on the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. For example, it is important to know that Lortab is a narcotic drug that has significant abuse potential. This medication may not be suitable for everyone; you should talk to your healthcare provider before using Lortab if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, hypothyroidism, or liver disease.
(Click Lortab for more information, including details on how the drug works, suggestions on when and how to take Lortab, and details about the abuse potential of this medication.)
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