According to Drugs.com, Lortab is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, while Percocet is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Both medications are pain killers prescribed for moderate-to-severe levels of pain.
Both hydrocodone and oxycodone are opioid, or narcotic, medications, notes Drugs.com, and may be addictive. An overdose of either medication can be fatal; signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, confusion, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing and weakness. In case of an overdose, call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 or request emergency care by calling 911. Drugs.com advises patients not to take Lortab or Percocet with any medications that may cause drowsiness such as anxiety medication, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills or seizure medication.Learn More
As explained by Merck, the time needed for a drug to be excreted out of the system is determined by its half-life and the administered dose. According to Drugs.com, a 10/500 mg dose of the pain relief drug Lortab is out of the system within 24 hours after use.Full Answer >
It takes six to eight days to detoxify from Lortab, according to DrugDETOX.org. The time needed to withdraw from this drug is dependent on variables such as how long the user has been taking it and the dosage amounts.Full Answer >
Lortab is a combination of the pain killers acetaminophen and hydrocodone. According to Mayo Clinic, hydrocodone is detectable in urine samples up to three days after use.Full Answer >
Lortab pills with the imprint WATSON 503 contain 10 milligrams of hydrocodone and 650 milligrams of acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever that works by changing the brain's response to pain, while acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.Full Answer >