Lortab Overdose and Lortab Overdose Symptoms
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Lortab Overdose

Lortab OverdoseLortab® (hydrocodone/APAP) is a prescription pain medicine. Lortab when abused is taken orally, chewed, crushed (then snorted like cocaine), or crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin). Lortab is is a combination of Hydrocodone bitartrate and Acetaminophen. Both medications can cause serious problems (even death) in the case of an overdose. It is possible to take too much Lortab, resulting in unwanted effects or even overdose. The symptoms of a Lortab overdose can vary, depending on the Lortab dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
The hydrocodone in Lortab may cause the following symptoms in the case of an overdose:
  • Extreme drowsiness, leading to a coma 
  • Cold, clammy skin 
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia) 
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension) 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Cardiac arrest 
  • Loss of life. 
The acetaminophen in Lortab may cause the following symptoms in the case of an overdose:
  • Liver failure 
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin (jaundice) 
  • Dark urine 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Sweating 
  • Irritability 
  • Confusion 
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 
  • Bleeding 
  • Loss of life. 
In 2005, the CDC linked narcotic painkiller deaths with the use of alcohol or sedatives. Dangerous and unintentional Lortab overdose may occur when combining the painkiller with:
  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Depressants
  • Methylphenidate
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Other opiate medication
  • Sedatives
  • Tranquilizers.

Lortab Overdose and Lortab Overdose Symptoms
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