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Lortab Tablets

Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a pain medication often used for the treatment of short-term pain, such as pain due to a surgery, injury, or dental procedure. It is available by prescription only and comes in the form of either tablets or an elixir. The tablet version of Lortab is available in four different strengths, while the elixir is only available in one strength. The medicine is taken by mouth, typically every four to six hours as needed for pain.
Lortab contains two different pain medicines: hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic narcotic opioid pain reliever that acts similarly to codeine. It is effective at relieving pain and decreasing coughing, but also causes mood changes, drowsiness, and mental "clouding." Acetaminophen (commonly known as "APAP") is a pain reliever and fever reducer commonly found in non-prescription medications such as Tylenol®.
Lortab products (as well as other hydrocodone/APAP products) are commonly abused drugs. They are readily available and inexpensive, especially in generic form. Because Lortab is a highly desired drug of abuse, people often obtain it through illegal means, such as from foreign countries or online sources that do not require a prescription.
(Click Lortab for more information on when and how to take Lortab, to find out what side effects may occur with this medication, and to learn about the warnings and precautions associated with this drug.)
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