My husband takes 15 mg. Methadone 5 times per day per his dr. He has added anywhere from 8 to 10 lortab 10mg. To his daily pill taking, he also takes 3 klonapin each night along with beer somedays... The dr. Does not know about the lortabs that he takes... Isn't this a daily over-dose just waiting to happen???
Hi there, I would really like to know is your husband taking this for pain? Or is he taking it for opiate addiction and recovery? Why is he taking lortab is he getting it from another doctor(you said his didnt know about it) or getting it somewhere else? Also what mg are the klonopin? I'm sorry for all the questions this just does seem like a dangerous mixture and its just my personal opinion, but I don't agree with methadone as treatment. I used to be a heavy heroin user and have a lot of friends who tried methadone for years and years and it just brought them down worse and back to heroin.
Have you considered the alternative like suboxone/subutex? It's a synthetic opiate and a much safer way to go than methadone and will block other opiates like lortab from coming into your system so they can't be abused. I take suboxone and have for a little over a year and I'm almost done and it saved my life. It's good that you're so concerned for your husband and mixing alcohol with all this is never good either. I would recommend talking to a doctor about different options.
If you do get this and don't feel uncomfortable talking about it could you maybe elaborate a bit more on what he's taking these for and his history with drugs? I think people will be able to give you better advice that way :) Good luck with everything, talk to me anytime I will give you all the advice I have.
Yes, the maximum dose of lortab 10/500 is six tablets a day. He is not only over medicating but also hurting his liver because of the acetominophen in the lortab. Is your husband taking this for pain? or an addiction? Sounds to me like he has a problem, what with the lortab, methadone, klonipin and alcohol combination, and you may need to confront him. There are alternatives for addiction, as previously posted.
We are here for you and are willing to help you through this, keep in touch,
this just seems like a mixture that at one time or the other is going to not mix, the doctor needs to know, if he doesn't then before all is said and done I am afraid that he will, I just want whats best for everyone concerned. there are a lot of questions in my mind but its a concern that this is a combination at some point that isn't going to continue to mix.
He used to have "pain", but had the hip operation, he doesn't have any more pain than just regular aches... No mater what he says. We have done the rehab 5 times in the past 12 years... He got started on the methadonebecause he has choked in his sleep... When this happens really bad, that;s when we do the rehab deal. The last time he got out, he lasted two months, went and got a script from his dr. He thins as long as he has a script, he's ok... He isn't I know. He went back to dr. To get script upped, doctor put him on methadone, dr. Didn't know how many tabs he was really taking... So methadone wasn't strong enough... He has an addiction I know this... He does not choose to fight it, I can not go behind his back and tell his dr. I am verrry concerned about the mix... We've gone the suboxnen route, he always goes back to the tabs... I am sure all the tabs are having a bad effect on his liver, whn he gets a cut , he bleeds much more than normal-tabs thinning his blood? Ithink so.
Does he have chrontic pain? If not he shouldn't be taking Methadone 50mg a day, & if he attends a Pain "Clinic they would have his a-- for taking Lortabs also! And beer too? You need to give us more info my dear. He could drink that last beer , take his meds, go to bed & it's bye bye. I am trying to scare you. He needs some help! Please send us more info on why he takes so much medication . We are here to listen & help when we can. I have a husband who lives with chrontic pain 24/7 as many of us do. Mine tried to commit suicide 3 times in last 20 years until he was diagnosed correctly & put on the RIGHT meds. Let us hear back, please?
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