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User Reviews for Lortab

Lortab has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 147 ratings on Drugs.com. 73% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 9% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Pain  
8.0
93 reviews 1133 medications
Back Pain  
7.8
45 reviews 182 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis  Off-label
8.8
6 reviews 364 medications
Cough  
10.0
3 reviews 811 medications
Summary of Lortab reviews 8.0 147 reviews

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Reviews for Lortab

JB · March 17, 2020

For Pain: “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...”

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Pain man · Taken for 5 to 10 years · June 15, 2020

For Back Pain: “This is by far the worst brand of hydrocodone I have ever taken. Makes me sick to my stomach and does not on my back pain at all. And it's a waste of a prescription. Watson brand is by far the best with no side effects and does its job. I do not know what fillers you're putting in this junk but you need to take it off the market. I had to change my pharmacy to get a brand that works because of your side effects of this junk. I couldn't be more serious. I'm after pain relief not a high and certainly not to be sick at my stomach from taking it.”

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Anonymous · March 19, 2008

For Pain: “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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Dee · Taken for 10 years or more · January 6, 2022

For Pain: “I have taken this medication for 30 years this is by far the worst ! One month ok, the next month like I'm taking nothing! When Watson brand was available I did not have this problem. It's extremely frustrating and painful!”

2 / 10
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Sam · Taken for 10 years or more · September 25, 2020

For Back Pain: “I've been taking lortab for over 30+yrs... It's not helping my pain at all now. I've had 7 back surgeries which helped but not for long. I need advice on what else I can take. I've got a pain management. I need some help”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · February 15, 2018

For Back Pain: “I've been taking hydrocodone 10/325 with M367 imprint for chronic back pain for 5 years with good pain relief. Pharmacy switched vendors now pills have imprint G 037. I've been taking them as directed for 3 days with no pain relief.”

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Anonymous · May 20, 2009

For Pain: “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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lilandynme · April 21, 2009

For Pain: “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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Anonymous · February 14, 2011

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Dealing with chronic pain is never easy. I've tried Mobic but it led to stomach bleeding. I've tried vicoprofen but it made me swell and ache even more. Have used Vicodin but of course tolerance resulted. I now find that Lortab and Lorcet work great. I only need to take 2 a day for real relief. The only other combination I used that worked was Vioxx once a day and Vicodin 2x a day. Wish they hadn't taken Vioxx off the market.”

10 / 10
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Todd · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 6, 2013

For Pain: “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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lifeless · March 27, 2008

For Pain: “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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bluetransam · April 21, 2008

For Pain: “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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Lumberjack · Taken for 2 to 5 years · May 6, 2013

For Back Pain: “I've been taking hydrocodone for a almost 3 years for back pain (spinal stenosis) the dosage has been increased from 2.5 to 10 MG. (gradually, over a 2 year period) and although it does not take away all of the pain, it DOES help quite a bit. I struggle with the fact that I need the pain meds, and on occasion, I stop taking it for a few days to a week, hoping I can make it without it, THAT'S when I realize just how much it helps. The bright side is, I've discovered I can just stop cold turkey, without any withdrawal issues, and I'm truly thankful for that. ”

7 / 10
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Jeff1 · Taken for 10 years or more · June 27, 2018

For Back Pain: “I'm a chronic pain patient due to scoliosis and a subsequent spinal fusion performed in 1980. When they discovered my rib hump, my curve had already reached a staggering 46 degrees. The fusion and subsequent Harrington rod insertion stopped the curve from getting any worse but left me in a great deal of pain and musculosketal problems. I was 20 then and now I am 57. I have been taking narcotic opioid pain medication off and on ever since. Lortab 10's have been very helpful”

9 / 10
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Christian · Taken for 1 to 2 years · November 21, 2020

For Pain: “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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determinedladee · Taken for 5 to 10 years · December 18, 2013

For Back Pain: “I have had 3 surgeries regarding my spine. 2 neck operations, 1 low back discetomy. I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I have elected several times to go without the medication to see how my body responds on other over the counter medications. Nothing worked. I also tried alternative medication prescribed from my pain management doctor to see if that would work, it did not. I have been taking Lortab 7.5 for 6yrs now responsibly and without it I have very poorly controlled pain.”

9 / 10
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tammybl · November 6, 2013

For Pain: “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

For Pain: “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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Big G. · February 23, 2016

For Back Pain: “I Stay in servere pain,in my lower back,and knee,The only thing that helps my pain,is Lortab,,Im disabled and can not enjoy my life,,With other health problems,,But Life goes on,And I been taking it for a long time..But like I said it does help my pain..”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · September 15, 2008

For Pain: “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 1 to 6 months · September 8, 2021

For Pain: “This particular brand with the label G 037 is the WORST brand of hydrocodone I’ve ever had in my life! No pain relief at all, as if I was taking a placebo pill.. how can you sell this to folks in pain??”

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2 herniated disk guy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 1, 2013

For Back Pain: “When I got ran over by the 18 wheeler, tried everything. Chiropractor, Physical therapy, tramadol, etc. nothing stopped the pain. Lortab 7.5 is only thing that works. Take 1/2 in morning, 1/2 at lunch, and 1/2 in evening. Just watch for dizziness, nausea, and I guess that's a side effect. I feel loopy and detached a little, but it's better than hurting all the time. Most definitely don't mix with booze, made me sick as a dog. Also watch your tolerance. One day tried to take a whole one and had to lay down. Just be mindful it hits everyone different. Hope this helps.”

8 / 10
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IslandgirlPR · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 3, 2013

For Back Pain: “I have been taking this medication since 3/11 due to a compression fracture in my lower back suffered in a car accident. I can say that it has never completely taken away my pain for the full 8 hours as indicated between dosages. In the beginning it at least made the pain tolerable and I had to take it every 4 hours to at least get that level of relief. It is now 1/13 and I've been on it for almost 2 years. It does a decent job at pain relief for about 6 hours provided my level of activity is not excessive or strainous. A lot of days I find myself counting down the minutes from hour 6-8.”

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teveland60422 · March 31, 2014

For Back Pain: “Okay well at FIRST this medication was pretty cool, it took away ALL my pain and not only that but gave me extra energy as well. Before I had my son I would not let doctors prescribe me narcotic pain killers for anything, as I had been addicted to Vicodin in the past. SO, my son was born and I then developed bursitis from years of running in the army, working out, and a combo of a hip surgery and other factors. At first I went to chiropractor 3x a week, massage therapy, physical therapy and finally told the doctor I HAD to have some pain medication, it was so bad it changed my life. Started taking these 2 years ago & now they don't help me but if i DON'T take them I get sick! :( wish I'd never started on them now.”

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chandlaaz · Taken for 1 to 2 years · February 20, 2013

For Back Pain: “This Medication Is The best pain medicine I have tried. I've tried Codeine, Oxycodone, And all those over the counter meds. Hydrocodone By far has helped my nerve and back pain. I'm only 16 years old and I have alot of Back problems (Scoliosis, Spondylithesis, Herniated disk, pinched nerve) And Leg pain. I take 1 tablet 3 to 4 times daily as needed for my pain. It takes my pain away within 15 minutes! It's a wonderful medication. I love it. I've been on Lortab 7.5/500 for about a year now.”

10 / 10
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