How to Identify Lortab Pills


Lortab is a pain medication, which is oftentimes abused. The generic name for Lortab is acetaminophen/hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever, and acetaminophen amplifies the effects of the hydrocodone, according to Being able to identify Lortab is important so that you know what it looks like should you find pills laying around or fail to keep them in a labeled container.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet
  • Phone

Analyze the pill in question. Note the color, shape (circular, hexagon, oval, etc.) and any imprints you may find on the pill.

Look at images of Lortab pills on the Internet. Lortab comes in a variety of colors and specific imprints, depending on the manufacturer and strengths. Most Lortab is an oval shape. Many are pink in color, and some are white with colored speckles. has a database of images of a variety of drugs, including Lortab. Using the images as a reference, compare the pill in question with the images of known Lortab.

Visit, and use the online Pill Identification Wizard. If you find a pill, and you're unsure whether or not it's Lortab, this wizard allows you to search the pill by imprint, shape and color. The wizard will tell you what pill you've found, even if it's not Lortab.

Take the pill to a pharmacist, if you don't have access to the Internet or simply can't make out the color or imprint properly. You may also be able to call and ask the pharmacist over the phone, based on color, shape and imprints.

Tips & Warnings

  • Lortab can be addictive and should only be taken as directed by a doctor. Never give pain medication to others, especially to those who have drug or addiction problems. Lortab also has many side effects and should be taken carefully. According to, serious side effects include: shallow breathing, decreased heart rate, light-headedness, confusion, fear, unusual behavior, seizures and
  • problems with urination.

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