What to Tell you Physician
Just before you start using these pills, you should make some effort to meet and discuss with your physician some pertinent things. First you have to disclose to your physician if you have liver disease or if you drink much alcohol in a given day. To be on the safe side when using pills, you should also tell your physician if you have had a history of:
- sleep apnea
- breathing disorders
- head injury/ brain tumor
- low blood pressure
- mental illness
- abdominal disorders
- underactive thyroid
- curvature of the spine
- drug or alcohol addiction
Using Lortab 7.5/500 Tablets on Prescription
Once you get your prescriptions, you ought to take your Lortab 7.5.500mg pills exactly as prescribed. Do not attempt to increase your dosage or prolong the usage, unless directed by your physician. Most importantly, you should follow the directions as indicated on the label of the prescriptions. Also, notify your doctor of any changes or if the pills stop working. A potential overdose can damage the liver and cause death in a few minutes. Therefore, you really have to be sure of the amount of acetaminophen that you are taking.
Tell your doctor if you use other medication for sleep, pain, or allergy. Acetaminophen is commonly used in combination drugs. You might want to avoid the possibility of pumping your system with acetaminophen which can lead to fatal overdose. Make sure that you examine the label to see whether or not acetaminophen is included as an ingredient.
It is also advisable to take 6-8 glasses of water in a day so to reduce the possibility of constipation when taking lortab. You should also consider ways of increasing fiber in your diet instead of using stool softener. Since lortab is habit-forming you should not share your pills with other people or source it from another person. Keep this medication away from people who have an addiction or those who may be tempted to use the pills for the wrong purposes.
If you have been using lortab for a very long period, then you should consider withdrawing slowly as you complete your medication. Don’t stop using the pills abruptly; you could experience adverse withdrawal effects. Consult with your doctor if you experience withdrawal effects.
Precaution on Lortab Dosage
Any amount, even Lortab 5 500mg can impair thinking and coordination. So, if you are under treatment, you should, avoid energy intensive or focused tasks such as driving or operating heavy machinery. Also, avoid taking alcohol as it increases drug reaction and triggers several adverse effects. Since Lortab 7.5 500mg is habit-forming, you should only use it as prescribed and use it alone. Don’t share your pills or increase dosage unless your doctor instructs you to do so, since Lortab 10 500mg might have different effects on you.