Lortab Warnings and Precautions
Before taking a narcotic like Lortab, warnings and precautions for the medication should be thoroughly discussed with your healthcare provider. Lortab can cause dizziness or drowsiness, irregular breathing, and constipation. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using Lortab if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, liver disease, or hypothyroidism, as the medication may not be safe for you.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Lortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.