What is hydrocodone 2.5/500 mg?
You can find this medication with the name of “Lortab” in the market. Basically, it is a hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets. Doctors do prescribe this medication for the relief of moderate to moderately severe kind of pain.
Basically, it is a combination of medication. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone does work in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to the pain.
What is the correct method of intake of hydrocodone?
This medication is not advisable for children below the age of six. Always ensure to consult the doctor whenever your intake medication of hydrocodone. Take it in oral form or as your doctor tells you to do so.
You may take this drug with or without food. But in case you are suffering from a condition of nausea then do take it along with food. This will lead to the effectiveness of the treatment. Ask your doctor about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
In case you are taking the liquid form of medication then carefully take the measuring device. The dosage of hydrocodone depends on the below factors: –
- Age of patient
- Medical history of the patient
- The response of the patient towards the ongoing medical treatment
Do not increase the dosage or take it more frequently. Properly stop the medication when and so your doctor tells you. Pain medications work best when the first signs of pain occur.
What happens when you suddenly stop taking the hydrocodone?
If a patient in any case suddenly stops taking the medication then it may happen that you may go through withdrawal symptoms. Below are certain withdrawal symptoms of same: –
- Mental/mood changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Watery eyes
- Muscles aches
What are the possible side effects of the intake of hydrocodone?
Improper and wrong intake of hydrocodone does lead to several side effects. Below is the list of certain side effects of hydrocodone: –
- Blurred vision
- High blood pressure
- Muscle ache
The side effects do vary from person to person. if you experience any such side effects immediately contact your doctor soon.