According to RxList, the main difference between Lortab and Lorcet is the amount of acetaminophen contained in each tablet. Lortab contains 500 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet, whereas Lorcet contains 650 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet. In addition to acetaminophen, both Lortab and Lorcet contain hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever.
The combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen is prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. RxList states that Lortab and Lorcet may be habit-forming and advises patients to store these medications in a secure area that cannot be accessed by others. RxList advises against taking more of this medication than is recommended, as overdose can lead to liver damage or death.