Lortab Detox Program
Lortab Detox Program
What is Lortab?
Lortab is the brand name of the opioid prescription medication (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Lortab is addictive and is considered a schedule II narcotic by the DEA. The opiate hydrocodone in Lortab is what makes it sought after by drug-seeking cultures who abuse opiates. A medical doctor must prescribe Lortab. The most common conditions it is prescribed for are serious medical conditions that cannot be resolved with other less potent pain medicines.
Lortab is prescribed more commonly for acute pain versus chronic pain. Because Lortab contains acetaminophen (Tylenol), doctors are hesitant to allow their patients to take it long term to manage a chronic condition. Lortab is typically prescribed for pain caused by broken bones, injury from car accidents, major surgeries, invasive dental procedures, burns, and for mothers after childbirth. Lortab is available in oral solutions, capsules, and tablets. The dosage for Lortab ranges for each formula and medical condition.
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Men and women who abuse Lortab are most commonly taking the most potent dose, which is 10 mg of hydrocodone per 325 mg acetaminophen in tablet formula. A prescription for this strength of Lortab will likely read ‘take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain.’ Lortab prescription bottles also state that a person should not consume more than six tablets per day. Persons who are addicted to Lortab are most frequently taking at least ten pills a day. The concern with this amount of Lortab consumption is that the acetaminophen will eventually damage the liver.
Lortab Addiction Signs and Symptoms
For individuals who are struggling with Substance Use Disorder, also known as addiction, to Lortab, identifying that they are addicted could be tricky. Since Lortab is a legal drug that is obtained from a medical doctor, many persons who are addicted to Lortab are getting it from their doctor. However, since the onset of the prescription painkillers and opioid epidemic in the United States, doctors are now much more careful in how much Lortab or other prescription pain killers they will prescribe to their patients. Still, persons addicted to Lortab may see more than one doctor get Lortab. This is known as doctor shopping.
Still, a person addicted to Lortab will try and get as many doctors as they can to prescribe them the drug and will often lie and fake pain to get it. Doctors are now more aware of this problem and are taking precautions. According to Dr. James Rathmell, a Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, although prescription painkillers like Lortab are essential, doctors must be responsible and be cautious.
We should never use these drugs unless they’re the only thing that will be effective,” he says, “and then when we use them, we should prescribe them for the shortest possible time. (Harvard Health)
The signs of Lortab addiction include- Preoccupations with obtaining more Lortab, drowsiness, and being frequently tired or weak. Inability to pay attention. Emotional instability and agitation; easily annoyed. Displaying dishonest behavior to get more Lortab casually and driving while on Lortab. Drinking alcohol or using other drugs with Lortab. Stealing and borrowing money for Lortab. A sudden loss of interest in family, friends, and regular interests or activities. Unemployment or recent work/school problems.
Lortab can also cause physical dependency along with addiction. Some individuals become physically dependent on Lortab but do not abuse the drug. However, both addiction and dependency will cause the induvial to experience Lortab withdrawal symptoms. Lortab is an opiate. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening. It is never recommended that any person who is experiencing withdrawal symptoms from using Lortab attempts to detox alone.
Lortab Withdrawal Symptoms
Opiate prescription pain killers can easily cause a person to overdose accidentally. This is one of the main concerns when a person is addicted to Lortab. Since opiate withdrawal symptoms generally are always extreme, many persons with a SUD to Lortab, will, in an attempt to suppress their Lortab withdrawal symptoms, consume too much Lortab and accidentally overdose. Initially, Lortab withdrawals cause flu-like symptoms that increase in severity, the longer the person goes without ingesting Lortab.
Lortab detox symptoms include:
Get the Help You Need For Lortab Addiction
Evoke Florida Lortab detox offers medically supervised detox services that provide safe and effective medications that minimize and reverse detox symptoms. All clients are assessed by our medical doctors who specialize in opiate addiction and Lortab detoxification. Every client is monitored around the clock and allowed to rest and sleep during their detoxification. The medications that we provide to help a person with Lortab can include buprenorphine and other comfort medications to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Our medical staff also utilizes medications to promote sleep, lower anxiety, and to suppress nausea and vomiting and other withdrawal symptoms.
To get admitted into our Florida Lortab detox centers, first, connect with one of our detox admission representatives. Our representatives will conduct a brief phone interview with the person who needs care and then immediately begins the admission process. In most cases, Evoke Florida Lortab detox can have you or our loved one admitted within 24 hours or less.