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Lortab Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs, and Detoxification

Withdrawing from Lortab: Treatment Methods and Options for Help

Lortab contains an opiate drug that, like most opiates, promotes feelings of well-being and bliss. For someone suffering from Lortab withdrawal, though, those pleasant feelings can seem far away. Whether the addiction began as a result of a legitimate pain prescription or the drug was used for its opiate properties from the start, going without the drug can quickly feel overwhelming. Lortab withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of most opiates and include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle pain
  • Bone aches
  • Chills
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating

Attempting to self-treat a Lortab withdrawal and addiction is a course with many risks and few tangible benefits. Complications during an untreated Loratab detox are rare but possible. Fortunately, there are Lortab withdrawal treatments available that can alleviate the worst of the withdrawal symptoms safely and get to the root cause of the addiction to help break it for good.

Recovering alone from a Lortab addiction is not impossible but is unpleasant and unnecessary when there are alternative treatment methods available. Even after outlasting the worst of the physical Lortab withdrawal symptoms, there is still the danger of relapse if the psychological damage of the addiction is not managed. Opiate drugs are seductive; they make the users feel good and compel them to structure their lives around getting more of the drug and more of that good feeling. Detoxification will purge the drug  from the system but not the memories of how it felt.

For these reasons, Lortab withdrawal treatment is best done under the care of a medical professional, whether through a detox clinic or a hospital. If you or someone you love is suffering from Lortab withdrawal and you want to know the options for treatment, consider calling 1-888-658-5242. Calls to this hotline are free, confidential and without obligation; the representatives on these lines can help you determine the best course of action for your health or that of a loved one and can refer you to appropriate centers to seek treatment.

Detoxing, Addiction Treatment Rehab and Recovery

Hospitals and detox clinics are the safest means of managing Lortab withdrawal treatment. The professionals there are able to closely observe a patient's symptoms and vital signs to minimize any danger. A combination of drugs may be administered to help control the worst of the Lortab withdrawal symptoms and allow the patient to better weather the effects of detoxification. A more aggressive treatment, called "rapid detox," is a hospital treatment performed under general anesthesia. A team of doctors and nurses administer drugs to the patient to speed the removal of opiates from the system. Those seeking relief from Lortab withdrawal symptoms should not feel pressured to attempt this kind of detoxification, however. According to MedLine Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this method has not been shown to hasten recovery, though it "may reduce the intensity of symptoms. However, there have been several deaths associated with the procedures, particularly when it is done outside a hospital."

Once the physical detoxification is done, the addiction itself must be treated. To prevent a relapse, a part of treating Lortab withdrawal must involve the patient participating in an addiction management program. Clinics may have 12-step rehab programs available for patients to attend in conjunction with or after detoxification, or the patient may be referred to such a program once the process is complete. Should the patient decline a 12-step program, there are other forms of addiction therapy available through churches and other organizations. It is recommended that the patient receive consultation regarding available choices for addiction treatment rehab very soon after detoxification. This is a critical step to treat an addiction; patients in long-term addiction therapy are better able to resist a relapse and live addiction-free lives.

Because of the commitment and resolution necessary to carry on a lifelong decision to be free from Lortab addiction, it's important to be aware of all possible options and get professional consultation for the best course. A confidential help lines is available 24/7 to help you make a decision to treat Lortab withdrawal and addiction for yourself or someone you care about; just call 1-888-658-5242. Through seeking help and being determined to be free from addiction, recovery from Lortab withdrawal can be achieved.

Lortab Information at a Glance
Medication Name, CostsClass of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Lortab
  • Generic Name Variations: N/A
  • Chemical Name: Acetaminophen
  • Brand Name: Hycet
  • Brand Name Variations: N/A
  • Cost/Price: About $1.50 per tablet
  • Used to Treat Addiction? No
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Cough reliever
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Pain-killer
  • Chemical Makeup: C18H21NO3
  • System: Opioid analgesic
  • Duration of Action: 4-6 hours
Form, Intake and DosageInteractions and Complications
  • Drug Forms: Tablet
  • Administration Routes: Oral
  • Dosage: N/A
  • Overdose: More than 6 tablets shouldn’t be consumed within 24 hours
  • Alcohol Interaction: Lortab should not be taken with alcohol
  • Illicit Drugs: Lortab should not be taken with any illicit drugs
  • Prescription Medications: Consult your doctor before taking any other prescription medications with lortab
  • Contraindications: N/A
Effects and Adverse ReactionsSubstance Abuse
  • Short-Term: Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Long-Term: Sedation, liver failure
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: Lortab is highly addictive because it is an opiate
  • Signs of Abuse: Neglect, anxiety
Physiological Problem Signs and SymptomsDependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: N/A
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Dizziness, lightheadedness, sluggishness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, shakes, tremors, fatigue, weakness, anxiety, constipation, mood swings, rashes, dry mouth, depression
  • Tolerance: Over time, your body will start to build up a tolerance to lortab
  • Cross Dependence: N/A
  • Physical Dependence: Your body doesn’t physically need it, but your brain thinks that it does
  • Psychological Dependence: Your brain will think that it needs lortab in order for your body to function properly
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: Schedule III



Questions and Answers (FAQ)

How Long Do Lortab Withdrawals Last?

The timeline for lortab withdrawals differ depending on each person. The length, however, is typically about the duration of two weeks.

Do You Have a List ofPopular Slang or Street Names for Lortab?

Tab, hydro, norco, vikes, viko

What are Common Misspellings?

Loritabwithdrawl, Loratabwithdrawls, Loretabwithdrawel, Lorttabwithdrawels

Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

If you’re seeking a home remedy to help ease the pains of withdrawal, it can be hard to find any that will provide relief. There aren’t many natural alternatives to rehab that will relieve the pains of withdrawal.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Lortab?

If you’re looking for options, there are many different programs that you can look into for help. To find local rehab centers, use our online system or call 1-888-658-5242.

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