For adults who are taking Lortab, the recommended dose is most often one or two tablets, or 2.5/500 or 5/500 taken every four to six hours as necessary for pain. If the 7.5/500 or 10/500 tablets are prescribed, the recommended dosage is one tablet every four to six hours. If the elixir is being taken, the most frequently recommended dosage is one tablespoon every four to six hours. Recommended dosage for children taking this medication varies according to the age and weight of the child.
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The Basics of Lortab DosingThe amount of Lortab that your doctor prescribes will depend on many different factors that include:
- The way you react to Lortab
- How much you weigh
- Other medical problems you might have
- Other medicines you might be taking
Dosage of Lortab for Adults
General Information on Taking LortabFactors that people who are taking Lortab should consider include:
- This drug can be prescribed in the form of an elixir or tablet. It is taken orally, usually about every four to six hours as you need for pain relief.
- It is recommended that you take Lortab with a meal because this might help reduce your chances of getting an upset stomach. Many opioids, including the ingredient in Lortab have been found to cause an upset stomach.
- If necessary, Lortab tablets are just as effective when broken in half.
- Make sure that you don't exceed the recommended maximum dosage of this medication because it could potentially cause Lortab Overdose symptoms and/or poisoning due to taking too much acetaminophen. This pain reliever has been found to cause liver failure.
- Lortab will be prescribed on a schedule or "as needed". When the prescription says "as needed", it means that you should only take it if you're feeling pain. A scheduled prescription means that you should take it whether you're feeling pain or not.
- In order for this medication to work correctly, you must take it as it's prescribed. Don't increase your dosage for any reason, unless your healthcare provider advises it. You should not stop taking Lortab suddenly, especially if you've been taking it for several weeks. (Click on Lortab Withdrawal).
- If you're not sure about your Lortab dosage, make sure to talk to your pharmacist, nurse or doctor for more information.