... days. I can't find info on whether this is harmful to take regularly. I also take levothyroxine 50 mg daily for hypothyroidism. My doctor reassures me it's okay, but still not sure an opioid should be used regularly.
Lortab isn't prescribed in doses as high as 250 mg - that is the amount of Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. What is the number that comes before that - such as 5/250? The 5 is the amount of milligrams of hydrocodone in it - the opiate (narcotic) dose. If you aren't taking more than you are prescribed, and are able to skip days on it, most likely you are ok. Meds do take a toll on your body, so can't say for certain and you do want to stay on as low a dose as possible - your body will become used to it in time and will need more. Doctors are increasingly reluctant to prescribe narcotics, so keep that in mind. Medication "vacations" - days without the pain meds are good for keeping your tolerance low, as long as you can stand the pain. Make sure all your doctors know all the meds you are on, and remind them when they prescribe something new. There is also an interactions checker on the home page here (drugs.com). Also, do ask your pharmacist, and do read the material that comes with your prescription. You are right to be an informed patient - they are the ones who live longer. Best wishes -
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