Review: could Lortab cause Sudden Death?


Sudden death is found among people who take Lortab, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 17,936 people who have side effects while taking Lortab from FDA and social media. Among them, 524 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death and more.

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Lortab has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Lortab 19,656 users)

Sudden Death

Sudden death has been reported by people with drug withdrawal syndrome, tinnitus, itching, cardiac failure congestive, weakness (latest reports from 238,485 Sudden death patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

17,936 people reported to have side effects when taking Lortab.
Among them, 524 people (2.92%) have Sudden Death

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lortab cause Sudden death?

Time on Lortab when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 38.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sudden Death when taking Lortab *:

  • female: 45.88 %
  • male: 54.12 %

Age of people who have Sudden Death when taking Lortab *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 0.24 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 4.26 %
  • 40-49: 17.49 %
  • 50-59: 21.28 %
  • 60+: 52.48 %

Severity if Sudden Death when taking Lortab **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (90 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (51 people)
  • Depression (24 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)
  • Osteoporosis (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (126 people)
  • Zometa (115 people)
  • Aspirin (88 people)
  • Lisinopril (86 people)
  • Protonix (85 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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