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 242 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
325-10 mg four times daily 2
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 2
3 x 500 mg-10 mg daily 2
325-5 mg daily 1
325 mg-7.5 mg daily 1
500 mg-7.5 mg/15 mL daily 1
500 mg-7.5 mg daily 1
325-5 mg three times daily 1
325-7.5 mg three times daily 1
325 mg-5 mg three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Lortab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 27
Other 23
Course of treatment ended 19
Doctor's advice 18
Side effects too severe 11
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Lortab

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Lortab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5
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
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Lacidipine 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1

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Patients stopped taking Lortab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 5
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1

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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: 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

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

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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

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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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