Review Detail

Overall rating
 
4.3
Overall satisfaction
 
4.5
Efficacy
 
4.5
Lack of side effects
 
4.0
Lortab and Migraines

This is my experience with Lortab. Hope it helps.

I have had debilitating migraine headaches for many years. Unfortunately I'm one of the few who are allergic to Imitrex and similar meds - I had a severe reaction to it. My doctor has prescribed Lortab 7.5mg with 325mg of acetaminophen for pain. Flashing lights and vision changes are my first clue a migraine is coming. If I take one Lortab as soon as this starts, I can rest in a quiet dark place for 30-60 minutes and usually fight the migraine off. If I don't take this med quickly at the first sign, it develops into a major problem and takes more medicine to work. I've had migraines last for 4 days without any relief until I had to go to ER and get a shot of strong narcotic to relieve my agony.
For me, having my doctor prescribe Lortab saves me many days of misery. I'm glad to have a doctor who understands my problems and trusts me enough to prescribe it for me.

Side effects I noticed: Dry mouth, sometimes nausea (but migraines also cause nausea, so hard to judge how much is the medicine and how much the headache?). Sometimes due to stress, weather, or ? I may have several days in a row where I have to take the med to fight off migraines - when this happens the Lortab causes constipation. Those are the only side effects I've noticed and they are nothing compared to the agony of a full-blown migraine that won't go away for days.

I watch amount of acetaminophen I'm taking when I must take this med for pain, like all other products with acetaminophen in them, after reading a lot of bad stuff about too much acetaminophen damaging the liver.

Relevant Brand Name and Medical Condition

Brand Name
Lortab
Medical Condition
Pain

Additional Information

How long have you taken this medicine for?
More than 2 years
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