Lortab Vs Vicodin

Question

Asked by BG

Lortab Vs Vicodin

I know that Lortab and Vicodin are both Hydrocodone. Other than brand names, are there any other differences? This may sound weird but the Vicodin helps my pain alot better than Lortab with the same mg. Is this my imagination?

Answer

Are you sure they're exactly the same? Could you be trying different formulations? There are two numbers on the label the first refers to the amount of hydrocodone and the other to the amount of acetaminophen (e.g. 2.5/500). Are they both the same?

If the active ingredients are the same the only other difference should be in the inactive ingredients. There are a few differences;

Vicodin - each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, starch, croscarmellose sodium, dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and stearic acid.

Lortab - each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, micro-crystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid and sugar spheres which are composed of starch derived from corn, sucrose, and FD&C Red #3.