What is Lortab?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Lortab is a brand name for the combination of acetaminophen, an analgesic and hydrocodone used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 241 75
Fibromyalgia 84 30
Pain in lower back 35 15
Breakthrough pain 15 8
Back pain 10 3
Migraine headaches 10 8

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 27
Mild 38
None 48

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lortab

Side effect Patients
Constipation 11
Dizziness 8
Drowsiness 7
Nausea 6
Fatigue 5
High feeling 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lortab

Dosage Patients
500 mg-7.5 mg daily 2
325-5 mg three times daily 2
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 2
500mg-7.5mg as needed 2
500 mg-7.5 mg/15 mL daily 1
325-10 mg four times daily 1
325-5 mg four times daily 1
4 x 325-7.5 mg daily 1
4 x 325 mg-10 mg daily 1
2 x 750 mg-10 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Lortab

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 29
Other 24
Course of treatment ended 19
Doctor's advice 19
Side effects too severe 12
Personal research 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 2
See all 92 patients who've stopped taking Lortab

Duration

Currently taking Lortab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Lortab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 66
Usually 37
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 84
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 12
< $25 71
Not specified 36

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lortab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 2
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Lortab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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26 patient evaluations for Lortab

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take the 10/325 dosage. I would rather just take the "10" without taking any Tylenol as this really is not necessary. The Hydrocodone is the pain killer that I need for MS pain. I would NOT be able to go to work full-time still without this. I wen't through five (5) years of agony before my doctors would give me anything and missed a LOT of days of work.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take the 10/325 dosage. I would rather just take the "10" without taking any Tylenol as this really is not necessary. The Hydrocodone is the pain killer that I need for MS pain. I would NOT be able to go to work full-time still without this. I wen't through five (5) years of agony before my doctors would give me anything and missed a LOT of days of work.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 28, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Would not be able to go to work everyday without this!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2014 (Started Nov 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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