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Lortab 5/550 (Hydrocodone Acetaminophen)

Lortab 5/550 (Hydrocodone Acetaminophen)

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NURS 2516 Clinical Medications Worksheets
(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)Generic Name
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Trade NameLortabClassification
opioidagonists/nonopioidanalgesiccombinations
Dose
5/550
Route
po
Time/frequency
Q 4˚ PRN
Peak 
30-60 min
Onset
10-30 min
Duration
4-6 hr 
For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions
 
Mechanism of action and indications(Why med ordered)
Bind to opiate receptors in the CNS. Alter the perception of andresponse to painful stimuli while producing generalized CNSdepressionpain
Nursing Implications (what to focus on)
Contraindications/warnings/interactions
Hypersensitivity to hydrocodone, Hypersensitivity toacetaminophen/aspirin/ibuprofen (for combinationproducts),
 
Geiatic o debilitated patients (initialdosage 

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