Brand Name: Ultracet
Generic Name: Tramadol + Acetaminophen
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Ultracet [Tramadol + Acetaminophen] Description
The two generic components of Ultracet - Tramadol and Acetaminophen - give relief from pain. Tramadol, a hydrochloride salt, is a synthetic analgesic and works similarly to morphine by dulling the sensation of pain. Acetaminophen, one of the most widely used analgesics, also targets pain signals in the brain, giving relief from pain. Ultracet is a narcotic-like painkiller, used in moderate to severe pain, and can lessen fever.
This medicine is for short-term treatment of moderate or severe pain, which may be due to Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and post-surgery [including dental procedures]. For use in children, consult the pediatrician.
How to Use
The dose is dependent on individual medical condition. Take the dose exactly as prescribed, for an overdose can be fatal. It is usually 2 tablets a dose, to be taken 4 times daily. The medicine may be taken with a glassful of water, with/without meals, but take it the same way each time.
In case you miss a dose, consult your doctor. If you do miss a dose, take the missed dose provided there is plenty of time left for the next dose, but if the time for your scheduled dose is approaching, then leave the missed dose and take the regular one: don't double your dose.
Some of the common, less serious side effects can include:-
- Nausea, even vomiting
- Drowsiness, or conversely insomnia
- Loss of appetite
- Increased perspiration
An allergic reaction such as:- itching, rash, swelling in the face, tightness of chest, or labored breathing means that you should stop the medicine and ask your doctor for help.
If you think you've overdosed, contact your local poison control center or emergency room at once. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Symptoms can include: extreme drowsiness/dizziness, fainting, low breathing, slow heartbeat/cardiac arrest, malaise, cold/clammy skin, jaundice, vomiting, seizures, or coma.
Some of the medicines with which Ultracet interacts, are:-
- Anti-seizure medicines like Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, or Secobarbital
- Anti-convulsants such as Carbamazepine
- Anti-anxiety drugs like Alprazolam, Clonazepam, or Estazolam
- Anti-depressants such as Buspirone, Mirtazapine, or Trazodone
- MAOIs like Isocarboxazid, Rasagiline, or Selegiline
- Narcotic pain-relievers like Morphine, or Oxycodone
- SSRI or SNRI antidepressants such as Citalopram, Duloxetine, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, or Sibutramine
- Tricyclic antidepressants like Amoxapine, or Clomapramine
- Triptans such as Eletriptan, Frovatriptan, or Sumatriptan
- Cardiac antidysrhythmics like Lanoxin
- Anti-coagulants like Warfarin
After you buy Ultracet, keep the bottle properly capped and store it at a room temperature between 15oC-30oC, safe from heat, light and dampness. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
- If the medicine is abruptly stopped, it can lead to withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, hallucinations, chills, tremors, diarrhea, perspiration, goose bumps, nausea, pain, insomnia, upper respiratory symptoms.
- Overdose of Tramadol can cause an outbreak of the rare, life-threatening Serotonin Syndrome.
- Ultracet can be habit-forming do not take more than prescribed.
- It is recommended that you do not attempt to treat yourself by taking, increasing, decreasing, or stopping the medicine on your own.
- Never share your medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms it can do more harm than good to that person.
Read the Patient Information every time you buy a refill - it may have some new information. Your physician will be able to tell you more about the uses, side effects, interactions, and precautions associated with this medication. Discard any unused medicine after treatment is over.