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User Reviews for Lortab to treat Pain

Lortab has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 87 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 74% of those users who reviewed Lortab reported a positive effect, while 7% reported a negative effect.

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8.2/10 average rating

87 ratings from 88 user reviews.

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Reviews for Lortab

Christian · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 21, 2020

“I was on this medicine Lortab back in 2016, 2017 then onto oxycodone by early 2018. But my advise is for y'all to try Liquid lortab aka hycet instead of the pills plus there is 7% of Alcohol per dose. I think its 5mg/5ml and 7.5mg/10ml, 10mg/15ml if im not mistaken. Works far more better than the tablets.”

7 / 10
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JB March 17, 2020

“This pill didn't do much of anything before but now days they do even less. Are they doing something to the pain meds so that they are not consistent ever.!!! Some months you get a script that's amazing an other times they make you feel so bad your head hurts an etc. But the feds and gov have there hands in every thing so I'm sure there knocking everything off so can't trust any of them anymore. It is nothing like it use to be...”

1 / 10
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smokeeater · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 24, 2015

“Had back surgeries and neck, after I fractured both. Have titanium plates in my neck and cadaver bones in my lower back. Tried eveything. Naproxen, percocet, oxycontin, vicodin. Lortab is the only one that I can take that let's me get on with my life. Tho, I do have to watch when I take it, mostly before I do anything strenuous, and 3 hours before bed. For day to day stuff it works the absolute best.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous March 19, 2008

“I have an unusal side affect to this drug. It takes the pain away (YEAH) but it also wires me. It should make me sleepy but it speeds me up. So not only is the pain gone but my house gets clean too. YEAH!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous May 20, 2009

“I take Lortab because I have osteoarthitis of the spine and I would not be able to conduct my life on a daily basis if not for this medication. Some doctors don't like giving this medicine out to patients because it is habit forming. But, like I told my doctor, pain 24/7 or a slight addiction. I will take the addiction. I can get over an addiction but this pain is here to stay and is not going to get any better.”

10 / 10
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lifeless March 27, 2008

“Lortab I have found to be the only Pain Medication that get's along with the medication that I'm taking. The side effects a mild compared to the cronic pain that I have 24/7 in order to walk if it wasn't for Lortab I would be bed ridden.”

9 / 10
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lilandynme April 21, 2009

“I take Lortab 7.5/325 3-4 times a day for back pain. It works great. I feel like I have my life back. Before I was in pain all the time. It only made me feel loopy the first couple of times. After that it just took the pain away. I would recommend this drug to anyone who has chronic back pain.”

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Todd · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 6, 2013

“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.”

9 / 10
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bluetransam April 21, 2008

“I take this for nerve pain now and it helps me more than Cymbalta or Lyrica. I take 3 of 10/500 Lortab it usually take 30 to 40 minutes to take effect and usually gives a burst of energy or gives the motivation to go and get things done, like washing the car, going to work, etc.”

9 / 10
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tammybl November 6, 2013

“Works extremely well for my pain. Chronic back pain and dislocated hip joint. Works better if taken as soon as pain begins. Highly addictive and well known street drug. Never tell anyone, teenagers, thst you have them. Take only ax needed as needed because of tolerance build up.”

10 / 10
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official April 30, 2008

“I have been taking lortab-5 for a separated shoulder i received playing racquetball and it works very well to relieve my pain. You must follow the directions given by your Doctor, take exactly as directed. If you do not experience any pain to not take lortab, only take when needed please. I have no side affects with this medication which is good because many other meds do. Will only be on this medication for a short time. Please use with caution.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous September 15, 2008

“Lortab is quite simply a Godsend. I have cerebral palsy and severe rheumatoid arthritis, and even after going on maintenance medicines for RA and CP related spasticity, I still had days when the pain was almost unbearable. I've been taking Lortab as needed for a few years now, and the difference is dramatic. I agree with those who say don't take it when you're not in pain, but honestly, provided you *do* follow your doctor's instructions and take it only when needed, I consider Lortab an absolute wonder drug. On my bad days, I wouldn't be able to remotely function without it. With it, I was able to take a trip across the country with no problems whatsoever (and ended up needing less Lortab than usual).”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 7, 2013

“In my experience this medication is pretty good but the only problem I have is, it makes me itch. My pharmacist says its not an allergy because I don't have a rash. I have found, if I take it soon enough after pain starts, it does pretty good at controlling it.”

9 / 10
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4 bulging disc November 6, 2010

“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.”

10 / 10
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Thank You Jesus! February 3, 2009

“I don't know what I would do if the good lord hadn't guided me to my doctor. I couldn't function without them. They ease my back and shoulder pain enough for me to work but I can feel it if I'm pushing to hard. The people who invented this drug are a God send.”

10 / 10
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FU69 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 30, 2013

“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.”

9 / 10
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luvmyfourkids October 22, 2008

“I have been taking Lortab 10's for a few years now due to a rollover accident I was involved in. Had neck surgery, which involved placing a metal plate and screws in my neck. Still had severe neck/shoulder/back pain for almost a year after, with the Lortab and Ms Contin I am able to do things I would have never been able to do since I was in so much pain, but like people say here, follow your doctors instructions.”

9 / 10
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joe1 somebody · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 21, 2014

“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.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous April 11, 2012

“I have been taking Lortab for 6 years since I was 13 yrs old for migraine headaches because I'm allergic to NSAIDs. I started out taking 5/500 for 2 years. Then my Dr put me on 7.5/500 for 3 1/2 years. Now I'm on 10/500. The 10/500 work the best for my pain problems. They help me get on about my day I only need to take 2 a day because they work good. Thanks.”

10 / 10
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Cochese July 17, 2010

“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.”

8 / 10
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Double Hipster August 3, 2011

“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.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2012

“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.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous May 24, 2009

“Lortab has been a God send for me. I have had 6 major abdominal surgeries in 7 months. Last one in July of 08, and I still have a lot of pain. I take 1 x 5/500 every morning and 1 in late afternoon. It takes the edge off, it also winds me up, so I then can do some house cleaning.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous March 29, 2009

“I am a young (22 year-old) female who has bursitis in my right hip. I'm anteriorally rotated, and have a gluteal strain, so it doesn't help my hip. Physical therapy has significantly helped, but my hip pops every step I take, and often pops out of place. Again despite the physical therapy, the pain sometimes becomes unbearable. I have tried about 4 different drugs before Lortab. Lortab is the only medicine that eases the severe pain (when I'm between 8 and 10 on the pain scale). It is not to take for every day, but it is AMAZING. For me, the downside, which I have heard from many people, is that it can leave you feeling anxious, and I generally can't sleep if I take Lortab. I think the benefits far outweigh the negative.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous November 18, 2008

“Lortab has worked alright for me to ease very severe pain caused by misaligned verterbrae or insufferable toothache. Unfortunately it also has a very significant habit to give me hallucinations, not visual ones, but audible. I wake up in the middle of the night hearing things that are impossible, such as if I was standing in the middle of the highway at rush hour (worst case) or all the 'normal' sounds in a house seemingly tenfold magnified and loud.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous February 14, 2009

“I have used Lortab for years and it works better than any other pain medication I have tried and I have tried lots of them. I have Mono-neritus multi-plex (spelled wrong I think) and have been on Oxy, Methadone, and other powerful class II narcotics. I take one every 6 hours (4 a day) most of the time and up to 6 maximum if needed as over that you exceed the 4000 units of acetaminophen, which will effect your liver and I try and stay below the 3000 range. Yes, you get dependent on this drug but when you hurt so bad. It is a very effective old school medicine that works for me and many others with arthritis. I give it 5*****'s.”

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Annonymus April 1, 2011

“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.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 6, 2012

“Due to a drunk driver hitting me when I was 17, I now suffer from precipitating migraines which is due to blood in my spinal column. I am allergic to traditional migraine medicines so Lortabs are the only medicines I can depend on to actually help me. I do not take large doses but do take it consistently when I have an attack and truth be told, I would not be able to make it through the simplest of days without it. Please drink a lot of water and fluids and it will make you constipated. Stool softeners will also help. ”

7 / 10
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