Taking Lortabs, Lorcets, Vicodine, or Hydrocodone

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  Lortabs, also known as vicodin, lorcet, or hydrocodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  This is a narcotic and is used to relieve pain, therefore take caution when using this medication.

  You can take this medication without food, however if the medication were to make you have nausea then try to take it with food to see if it helps.  If you still tend to become nauseated please check with your doctor.

  The common side efeects that can happen when using this medication is drowsiness, nausea, constipation, mental or mood changes, lightheadedness, and vision changes.  There are more possible side effects but as with any medication if a side effect becomes unbearable or untolerable please talk with your doctor.

  Make sure to watch out for any severe side effects or allergic reactions to any medication.  If there is any chance of you having any symptoms such as swelling, rash, racing heart, slow pulse, trouble breathing, or any other serious effects that arent normal to you go to the E.R. immediately.

  Before taking this medication talk to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions as they can cause risk factors.  Lung disease, low thyroid, depression, alcohol or drug dependency, gallbladder disease, and stomach problems.  There are more risk to your health than these so please make sure to let your doctor know of anything you may have and all of your medical history.

  As with any medication please take caution.  Dont operate or drive while using this medication

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