Lortab Elixir


Comment from: norco 10 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 27

they are not strong enough even though I have been prescription it just not do the job and the amount of pain that i am in I just feel terrible all the time....any anxwers for me thanks

Comment from: Dickie 75 or over Male less than 1 month Patient Published: January 07

Works pretty good for a short time, but then it should becauce the bottle costs $200.

Comment from: futuremd205 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 06

I am currently taking this drug after a tonsillectomy. The taste is not that bad, it is like any other liquid medicine. It burns on contact but the pain is gone within minutes. Since tonsillectomy recovery is a two week process, you get used to the side effects (dizziness, etc). And as long as taken with food, nausea will not occur. Good luck with this medicine!!!

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Comment from: LindaO 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 06

Flavor isn't great, but it works well for me. I had my stomach removed due to stomach cancer, so finding Meds of any kind that 1) work, 2) is absorbed in the small intestine, 3) is not an NSAID has been a challenge. The cancer is gone (caught very early) so I have to be careful of long term issues as well so I have kept my dose low.

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Comment from: Skyla425 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 25

With out a doubt the hardest drug I've ever had to take. I'd rather have a suppository than drink this! Tastes so bad it makes me vomit and the dosage amount you have to take just to ease pain is to much. After a stomach surgery I wasn't allowed any pill larger than a skittle so I was prescribed this, it's so foul that I informed my Dr.and got fentanyl instead. J├Ąger tastes 5x better than this. Yuck!

Comment from: silvertop 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 26

Had severe viral throat infection. Was prescribed for pain. Hated the dosage was in ML ( had to determine 15 ML = fluid oz on internet. I had 3+ glasses of water before bedtime, but had VERY little urine a couple hours later. Decided to stop aftr 1 dose

Comment from: Dizzy Patient 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 08

I had to have a cyst removed from my throat and this was prescribed as a pain reliever. It burns like fire going down and tastes horrible. I have also never been so dizzy in my life but I can swallow without pain.

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Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: June 28

After having MAJOR toncil surgery for cancer, I found it to be the most difficult painful medicine that I could ever imagine. At one point I screamed with pain after the first swallow.

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Comment from: Teesters Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 10

Have a particularly bad case of Strep Throat and was prescribed the Elixir to help with the pain. And this has to be one of the worst prescription pain killers I've ever received. The only good thing about this garbage is how sleepy it makes me, which in turn allows me to zoink out. But I can only attempt to sleep so long as it's on my side and or my stomach because of fear of possibly voimiting. What little pain relife it does provide is done well before the "4-6 hour" dosage limit. If I ever get this as a prescription again, I'll be sure to come up with a reason to get something that I know will actually work, instead of waste my time.

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Comment from: laurel 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 24

i took a morphine this morning around 10:30 and still in lots of pain can i take another morphine or can i take lortab instead for in between

Comment from: SherryGabs 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 19

Had most of my stomach and small portion of small intestine removed 4 days ago. Was on morphine in hospital and was switched to Lortab elixir the day before discharge. The first couple of doses made me vomit, after that no more nausea. It does relieve pain, not totally, but well enough. The relief does not last 4 hours, however. I either have to suffer or take dosages more frequently.

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Comment from: Mom 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 25

My son is 7 and had his tonsils and adenoids removed 3 days ago. This medication does seem to help with pain but he has had very little appetite. We are giving him 4-5 mL every four hours, even throughout the night. I have been waking him up in the night to make sure he gets his meds. on-time. Keeping up regular doses is the only way to keep him from getting past the point where we can't even get the medicine down because he is crying so hard. He does not like the taste, but it forces him to drink some fluids to wash it down.

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 21

Makes me a bit dizzy but works really well. Hardly no pain from adenotonsillectomy.

Comment from: calluna13 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

Had major surgery twice within the last year and they sent me home with this both times. Although I'm sure it's safer to send home than a more potent drug, it doesn't quite kick the pain the same as in hospital ones do. Not impressed by it at all!

Comment from: Mom 35-44 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 21

My daughter is nine and was recently given Lortab Elixer at the emergency room for a fractured foot. This was a huge mistake! The medicine had no sooner hit her mouth and it was projectile vomited straight back out. Why the nurse chose an alcohol based liquid I will never understand. This pain reliever is obviously not for children and I am horrified that it has not been labeled as such. Hopefully parents across the nation will complain to their pediatricians as I plan to do and help to keep this medication from traumatizing and possibly poisoning other children in the future. Jodi Kennedy- Mom

Comment from: 19-24 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 11

This medication was prescribed to me after I had fractured my in two places. I found this medication helpful in the treatment of pain due to its short onset and long duration. Also, two doses of this medication worked more effectively than four doses of liquid Motrin throughout the course of the day. I can only speak for myself but my insurance co-pay made this prescription cheaper than purchasing an OTC pain reliever (Tylenol/Motrin oral suspension). The narcotic effect is enjoyable, I can understand how people would abuse this drug.

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Comment from: Michael65270 19-24 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 10

Im 21 years old. I have lesions and abcesses in my throat and they gave me Hydrocodone (lortab elixir) for the pain. The first couple doses didnt seem to work. But have been taking it almost two days now and I can eat and drink just fine now. I would recommend to just give it time.

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Comment from: 7-12 Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 26

My 8 year old son was put on this med because Tylenol w/codeine was ineffective after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This med has been fairly effective for pain, however he has had constant nausea, no appetite, sleeps all the time, and is "out of it" when he is awake.

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Comment from: 0-2 Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: July 13

My son (2 1/2 y/o) fractured his femure. Dr gave this as medicine for pain. Gave him half a dose (2ml vs 4 ml) and son woke up screaming after a couple of hours. He looked terrified and was unable to calm him down. Heart rate rate was not normal, breathing was labored. Took him into ER and DR said nightmares are a common side effect for little children. Then got T3 in place of lortab. Highly encourage parents weigh their options prior to giving this med to young children.

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