My husband has been on pain meds for a number of years, starting with Lortabs in 2001. In the past month he's switched medications 3 times after being on extended release Opana, then to quick acting Opana, but they left him too groggy to function. Went from that to Vicodin and then to Percocet after a severe allergic reaction to the generic hydrododone. His doctor now has him on oxycodone which is helping. My question is how to safely and legally dispose of the unused narcotics since he is now on the radar for having so many narcotics on hand within a short time. Any suggestions?
But does the pharmacy document and make it known to the DEA that the narcotics have not been used? I ask because my husband was recently in the hospital to control all his medications. A psychiatrist met with him and assumed he was abusing the pain meds because of so many prescribed in a short time. My husband and I work closely with his primary care physician and his Dr. knows I control when my husband takes his meds and that he has not abused or overused the narcotics. We now have an excess of narcotics/controlled substances on hand that I not only want to dispose of but also clear my husbands name and reputation.
- Lortab Information for Consumers
- Lortab Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lortab (detailed)
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