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Who should not take Lortab?

You should not take Lortab (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), a prescription medicine to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, if you are allergic to or sensitive to either of the two medicines it contains. You should also not take Lortab if you are breastfeeding, because it may be dangerous for a nursing baby.

You may not be able to take Lortab if you are elderly or have a kidney or liver problem, an enlarged prostate gland, lung problems, a low thyroid function or Addison's disease (adrenal gland problems). Before you take Lortab, give your doctor a complete medical history. You should also tell him or her about all your other medications (prescription or over-the-counter), as well as any supplements you take, in case any would make it dangerous for you to take Lortab. You should not take Lortab if you can't avoid alcohol. Combining the two raises the risk of serious side effects.

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