Hydrocodone 5/500 mg
This medication is actually (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen). Basically, a combination of an opiate (narcotic) pain reliever and a non-narcotic pain reliever. It helps in giving relief from moderate to severe kinds of pain.
You can find this medication with the name of “Lortab”. Doctors do recommend their patients to the medication of hydrocodone 5/500 mg if they are suffering from any kind of physical pain.
What is the proper dosage method of intake of hydrocodone 5/500 mg.?
The doctor does decide the dosage of medication based on the severity of pain and response of the patient. However, with the passage of time and continued intake of medicine will lead to the development of tolerance of the medication.
The usual adult dosage is one or two tablets in a whole day. You should take the medication every four to six hours as and when you need it for pain. But in no case, the adult daily dosage should not increase by 8 tablets.
You may take the hydrocodone 5/500 mg with or without food. This will not affect the effectiveness of the medication. In case you are suffering from a condition of constipation then take it along with food.
Which medications do probably interact with hydrocodone 5/500mg?
Below is the list of all such medications that do interact with this medication: –
- CNS depressants (including alcohol)
The use of MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants with hydrocodone may increase the effect of either the antidepressant or hydrocodone. Always inform your doctor if any kind of supplication or mediation prior intake of hydrocodone.
What are the several precautions that you need to take along with this medication?
Elderly and debilitated patients should take Hydrocodone 5/500 mg with much caution. It becomes more necessary in case you are suffering from severe impairment of hepatic or renal function, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease. Always have a consultation from the doctor before the intake of medication.
Do observe such precautions and keep in kind of respiratory depression. However, be highly cautious if a pregnant lady is taking it. It may harm the unborn baby.
What happens if you overdose hydrocodone 5/500 mg?
The overdose of medication means that a patient is undertaking an inappropriate quantity of medication. This may harm the patient adversely. So, take it with much caution as your doctor tells you to do so.
What are the possible side effects of the intake of hydrocodone 5/500 mg?
Wrong and improper intake of the medication does impart certain side effects to the patient. below re the major side effects of same: –
- Extreme anxiety
- Psychic dependence
- Mood changes
- Respiratory depression
- Skin rash