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Were you looking for more information about Lorcet? Loracet is a common misspelling of Lorcet.
 
Lorcet® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription medication used for relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. It is a combination drug that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone (a narcotic). Due to its narcotic component, Lorcet is classified as a controlled substance.
 
Lorcet comes in tablet and capsule form, and is taken "as needed" or on a scheduled basis. It is best to take your dosage with food, as this may help reduce stomach upset. Potential side effects include dizziness, constipation, vomiting, and drowsiness. However, most people tolerate the drug well and do not have problems while taking it.
 
Be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, as this could lead to overdose symptoms or to poisoning from the acetaminophen component, which can cause liver failure.
 
(Click Lorcet to learn more about the effects of this medication and for information on how and when to take Lorcet, what other side effects may occur, and what you should talk to your healthcare provider about before starting treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Lorcet.)
 
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