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Ultracet is a combination narcotic analgesic painkiller used for fibromyalgia, surgical and arthritis pain relief. Drug information on the indications and side effects of the pain medication Ultracet, generic drug name tramadol with acetaminophen.
- The usual dose of Ultracet is two tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief up to a maximum of 8 tablets per day for no more than 5 days.
- If you have kidney problems, the doctor may reduce the dose to 2 tablets every 12 hours. Older adults may also receive a low dose.
Uses of Ultracet
- Ultracet is an analgesic combination used to treat or prevent pain for a short period of time (usually 5 days or less).
Ultracet is used for the short-term (5 days or less) management of pain.
- Ultracet may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Side Effects of Ultracet
Side effects may include:
- increased sweating
Warnings and precautions before taking Ultracet:
- Ultracet has caused serious and even fatal allergic reactions in some people, typically after the first dose. Seek medical help immediately if you begin to have trouble breathing or break out in hives or blisters.
- Ultracet may cause seizures, particularly in those with epilepsy, a history of seizures, or in those at special risk for seizures, such as people with head trauma, metabolic disorders, or central nervous system infections, and those going through alcohol or drug withdrawal.
- Inform your doctor if you have had a head injury, as Ultracet can increase pressure around the brain. Also let the doctor know if you have liver disease, since Ultracet can affect the liver.
- Do not take Ultracet if you will be driving a car or operating dangerous machinery. Ultracet may impair the mental and physical abilities needed for driving
Drug Interaction :- If Ultracet is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either may be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ultracet with the following:
- Acetaminophen-containing products
- Antidepressant drugs classified as MAO inhibitors, including Nardil and Parnate
- Antipsychotic drugs such as Thorazine and Haldol
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Other narcotic pain relievers such as Percodan and Vicodin
- Promethazine (Phenergan)
An Ultracet overdose can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency treatment immediately. Symptoms of Ultracet overdose may include:
- Cardiac arrest, coma, depressed breathing, a generally ill feeling, lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, pallor, profuse perspiration, seizures, and vomiting.