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What is Lortab?

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According to Drugs.com, Lortab is an opioid pain medication that is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. It is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain.

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According to Drugs.com, Lortab should not be taken by people who are allergic to acetaminophen or hydrocodone. It also should not be taken with alcohol, sedatives, other narcotic medications or tranquilizers. The medication may cause breathing issues in certain patients, and patients who are malnourished, severely ill or debilitated are at an increased risk of developing breathing issues. Patients who have been prescribed Lortab should take it as prescribed and follow all of the directions on the medication's bottle to reduce risk of side effects.

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