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7.8/10 Average Rating

126 Ratings with 58 User Reviews

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Review by joe1 somebody (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Lortab is a very strong pain reliever. It takes between 1-2 hours to fully kick in. The problem I had with it was: 1) Felt like I was in a mental "fog" effect for days. 2) Constipation - drink a lot of water I have had 20 pills over a period of 3 years for periodic intense leg, ankle or back pain do to work. I have switch to Tramadol 50mg with less side effects.

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March 21, 2014 11:39 AM
Review by FU69 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Problem developed with inability to have proper bowel movement. Difficult to overcome until I was told to take Dulcolax with each dosage of Lortab 5/500 or 5/325. Cleared problem up. Gradually "got off" Lortab by slowly decreasing dosage over period of about a week as recommended by physician.

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May 30, 2013 11:03 AM
Review by Todd (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
9.0

I started taking Lortab after I fell 22 feet in a hunting accident inMmarch of 2012. 4 months ago I learned that I had Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, severe nerve damage, beginning stages of osteoporosis and arthritis, and bone fragments left in my ankle. Lortab was a God sent. It truly is the only thing that gets me through the day although there is still pain. It's nothing compared to what it would be like without it.

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May 6, 2013 6:00 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

The medicine did exactly what it was supposed to do--erased my pain when I had a wisdom tooth extraction. There were side effects, but they were minimal. The medicine made me itchy, somewhat numb, and a little bit sleepy, but it was nothing that could not be dealt with easily.

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May 6, 2012 2:17 PM
Review by Double Hipster: User Rating:  
   
10

I started this medication when I had my right hip replaced. 4 months later I had my left hip replaced. My doctor told me to take it as directed. Apparently, it not only relieves pain, but also prevents pain. He said that once I experience pain, it helps to relieve it, but if I take it before I feel pain (we knew I'd experience pain right after surgery) it would prevent it. I found this advise to be right on the mark. At first, I thought I could live without narcotic pain relievers, but it really worked to prevent the pain. Once you feel the pain, you're just trying to catch up.

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August 3, 2011 1:00 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
5.0

Takes the worst of the edge off, but does not completely relieve the pain.

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June 21, 2011 2:59 AM
Review by krismc18: User Rating:  
   
9.0

I've been suffering from endometriosis for over 5 years now. I have tried so many different medicines to help relieve the pain I have on a daily basis. My gyno prescribed Lortab ES for me 6 months ago and it has been a miracle for me. I take only as directed by my doctor and luckily haven't experienced any negative side-effects. Thanks to Lortab I can finally have some of my life back.

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April 7, 2011 5:38 PM
Review by Annonymus: User Rating:  
   
10

I take Lortab as needed for back pain. I can see why people would get hooked on it. It not only takes away the pain, it gives me a boost of energy as well but when it wears off the pain seems stronger, making you want to take more than prescribed. My advice is to be careful to follow the as prescribed directions.

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April 1, 2011 3:40 PM
Review by 4 bulging disc: User Rating:  
   
10

I will be suffering from my back pain and take lortab 10/500 and within 20 minutes I'm back to living life pain free and puts me in a great mood. Best pain killer out there. I've tried vicodin and norco and percocets and they work okay but I love my lortab. I highly recommend for lower back pain.

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November 6, 2010 2:15 PM
Review by TnMama: User Rating:  
   
10

I have been prescribed this medicine after 3 surgeries in 7 months. September 2009 after my gallbaldder was removed, it is what I came home with. It has worked great for me. I didn't even take all that was prescribed. That's how good it worked. In October 2009 and April 2010, I had the same surgery. I was given the liquid kind. Worked like a champ.

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August 19, 2010 3:20 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

I'm taking Lortab for the pain from getting my wisdom teeth out. I'm really lucky that I had them because when the anesthesia wore off the pain was unbearable. Since then, I've taken one pill or maybe one and a half if the first one didn't help after an hour or so. That only has happened a couple of times though, and mostly at night. The side effects I got are (listed from most present to rare): loopiness (like I'm slightly drunk almost), extreme mood swings (I've cried multiple times over nothing), itching (mostly on my face, not too much), constipation (only slightly though) and nausea (only the very first time I took them, and with two pills). Overall, worth it. Takes care of the pain.

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July 21, 2010 6:18 PM
Review by Cochese: User Rating:  
   
8.0

I've taken Loratab 10/500 for about 3 years for osteoarthritis in the knees and I don't know what I would do without them. I was taking them prior to my knees being replaced and still take them for hip pain. The only negative side effects I've noted is occasional constipation, which is consistent with any narcotic. I take 3-4 every day, but I have begun to notice that they are not as effective as before. I'm sure I'm developing a tolerance to them also. But I would recommend them for chronic pain for anyone who can tolerate them.

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July 17, 2010 5:47 PM
Review by RMWiillie: User Rating:  
   
7.0

I have been taking Lortab for several years for pain. It's not effective as it was since the doctor lowered my dose from 10mg to 7.5mg. I think she's trying to treat the dependency I have developed over the years. I don't know if it's physical or mental but I do know it eases the pain.

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March 3, 2010 8:41 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
6.0

I was originally prescribed this for a foot injury.. not one for pain medicines I reluctantly take these once in a awhile. However, the last couple of times I have taken them at night due to body aches and pains, it killed the pain but my sleep was filled with vivid dreams, and I could not reach the deep sleep. I woke up with a headache, hangover feeling, and totally drained throughout the next day - not worth it in my opinion with the side effects I am experiencing. Use with caution.

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March 1, 2010 2:22 PM
Review by louie23073: User Rating:  
   
6.0

I have been on lortab and oxycontin since I had spinal surgery in 07 just had spinal cord stimulator implanted in me in feb of 2010 lortab helps when the oxycontin starts to wear down about five hours.Sometime it gets to the point where nothing seems to work hoping to change to something stronger and no constipation any ideas.

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February 18, 2010 8:05 PM
Review by krispage: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Had back surgery in May 2009, and due to scar tissue have chronic pain. Working now with a pain management specialist and taking Lortab. It does help alleviate the pain, but only take when I have to. Only side effect for me is a little sleepiness.

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February 5, 2010 3:17 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
3.0

This medication made me extremely nauseous and caused disturbing nightmares. It helped with the pain.

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December 20, 2009 3:44 PM
Review by TnMama: User Rating:  
   
10

I have been given this medication 4 times this year. The first time was in March for a pulled tooth. The second was after my gallbladder surgery, third was after hernia ,and this time was for some more dental work. For years both codeine and hydrocodone gave me horrible side effects and reactions. But I think I've built up some tolerance to medicines over the years. I have to take Phenegran with it and half a Benadryl. It makes me semi nauseated and itchy. It mellows me out and helps oh so much with pain. I have been given various strengths and even liquid form. Works great!

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December 18, 2009 2:35 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

I have been taking this drug for the last couple of months for severe shoulder pain, neck pain, and upper back pain...due to a recent auto accident...I had whiplash, a pinched nerve in my neck and nerve damage in my shoulder and it seems to work amazingly to ease pain that is sometimes so unbearable it hurts to move my head. I haven't experienced any bad side effects except for the occasional drowsiness and loopy feeling, but the benefits definitely outweigh that and I'd recommend this medicine to anyone in severe pain. As everyone else has said, use with caution and take only as needed per doctors orders. Don't know how I would have or would be functioning now without this drug and Zanaflex.

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December 2, 2009 10:16 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Take this medicine for back pain. So far it has worked for me.

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November 16, 2009 9:24 PM
Review by Shawny: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Really gets me through the worst days!

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November 8, 2009 2:37 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Very good for pain, but left me very foggy & nauseous, not able to do much else but sit on the couch and watch football. The Norco hangover the next day was no fun either. Will use only when necessary.

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November 2, 2009 11:59 AM
Review by Fibromama: User Rating:  
   
1.0

I was given Lortab for tooth pain; I also have fibromyalgia, and was hoping it would help both. It did relieve some of the tooth pain, did nothing for the fibro pain. But I was so anxious, jittery, fearful, heart racing that I never took it again.

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October 23, 2009 7:25 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

I will add it to the list of items called things I'm allergic to. My wife had to stop the car for me to throw up beside the road.

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October 16, 2009 6:46 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Makes me sleepy but helps with my cough due to not breathing right after some back rib injury from a fall. Kills the pain for over 8 hours so I can sleep lying down too. Makes me kinda foggy so I have to focus to get stuff done.

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October 11, 2009 2:06 AM
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