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If taking lortab occasionally for chronic back pain what

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If taking lortab occasionally for chronic back pain what issues could it cause for minor surgery with general anesthesia m?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

how much and how often?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

There wouldn't be much of a problem with the general anesthesia but the anesthesiologist needs to know the amount you take and how often since he might have to tweak the anesthesia a little

But it really doesn't mean there'd be any problem with the anesthesia

Please let me know if you need any more information