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Lortab Detox and Withdrawal

Lortab detox centers can help patients who have become addicted to Lortab to stop use of the drug. Detoxification centers and Lortab withdrawal treatment facilities are located all over the world, so finding one near you should not be difficult. If you would like help finding a clinic near you, contact us at . We are happy to give you the help you need to stop your addiction and start a life in recovery.
Lortab detox centers can help patients who have become addicted to Lortab to stop use of the drug.”
Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen. It comes as an oral tablet that patients take for the management of pain. It may be given to patients after surgeries, injuries, or for other painful conditions. Dependencies and tolerances to the medication can form and may be physical or psychological in nature.

Did You Know?

Lortab is an opioid combination that may be habit-forming.

Tolerance to Lortab

If a patient is taking Lortab for a long period of time or at high dosages, the drug may cause a tolerance and dependency. When a patient has a tolerance, he or she will need more of the drug to achieve the same effects. A dependency that forms can be emotional or physical. A physical dependency or psychological dependency can result in withdrawal symptoms when the body does not receive the drug at a certain time. Physical dependencies can be treated with detoxification. Psychological dependencies are often treated with 12-step programs, therapy, and sometimes anxiety or depression medications. For more information about Lortab detox centers, call us at .

Did You Know?

Lortab is a schedule III controlled substance, meaning its potential for addiction is relatively lower than that of Schedule I and II drugs.

Side Effects

Lortab is often sought after by those who use it illegally, because of the opioids it contains, according to Daily Med. As stated by Daily Med, these users may overdose as well, which may not be noticeable for up to 72 hours. The drug is normally strictly controlled by pharmacies and doctors. It is available by prescription only. There are normal side effects to the drug, including:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Sedation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

To help limit the chances of abuse, your doctor should reevaluate the need for pain management over time and adjust your medication as needed.

Did You Know?

Lortab can be abused in the same way as other legal or illegal opioid drugs.

Lortab Detox

Outpatient centerBecause Lortab can be abused or can cause a dependency, Lortab detox centers have programs to help patients who are having trouble getting off the drug. These programs can be specialized to a patient’s needs, so these may be completed as an inpatient or outpatient. Outpatient programs allow patients to come to detoxification, to be observed or checked on by doctors, or to complete rapid detoxification in some cases, allowing them to continue their day-to-day lives. Inpatient programs allow patients to go through detox under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. The patient lives at the detoxification center until detox is complete. At the end of detox, patients may move on to rehabilitation.

Did You Know?

Lortab is used to provide relief for moderate to severe pain and may be taken over a long period of time with a doctor’s order.

Help for Lortab Addiction

“Lortab detox centers can help patients avoid withdrawal symptoms, which make quitting the drug difficult”
Even patients who take Lortab as directed may develop a dependency on the drug. These patients may wish to taper use of the drug to stop using it altogether. A doctor or medical provider will help the patient lower the amount of the drug that he or she is taking over time until the body no longer has withdrawal symptoms or no longer needs the drug. Tapering works very well to eliminate major withdrawal symptoms because the body is still receiving some level or type of substance.

Detoxification may also use other medications to counteract withdrawal. Detoxification in a medical facility is often recommended for those who are on high doses of the drug or who have taken the drug for a long period of time. Lortab detox centers can help patients avoid withdrawal symptoms, which make quitting the drug difficult. If you would like more information about drug rehabilitation clinics near you, contact us at .

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