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Review: could Lortab cause Sudden death (Death)?

Summary: 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 15,761 people who have side effects while taking Lortab from FDA and social media. Among them, 446 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 17,017 Lortab users)

Sudden death

Sudden death (latest reports from 177,493 Sudden death patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 15,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Lortab. Among them, 446 people (2.83%) have Sudden Death.

Trend of Sudden death in Lortab reports

Time on Lortab when people have Sudden death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sudden death57.14%14.29%14.29%0.00%14.29%0.00%0.00%

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

Sudden death46.04%53.96%

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

Sudden death0.00%0.00%0.00%3.55%3.55%16.24%23.86%52.79%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (74 people, 16.59%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (52 people, 11.66%)
  3. Breast cancer (26 people, 5.83%)
  4. Osteoporosis (22 people, 4.93%)
  5. Nausea (22 people, 4.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (114 people, 25.56%)
  2. Aspirin (107 people, 23.99%)
  3. Zometa (100 people, 22.42%)
  4. Potassium chloride (84 people, 18.83%)
  5. Protonix (84 people, 18.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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