Ultracet Addiction and Abuse

Ultracet is a prescription medication intended to treat patients’ moderate to severe pain. It is a combination medication, as it contains both Tramadol and acetaminophen to reduce pain.

Common side effects associated with Ultracet include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, and sweating. These side effects do not require immediate medical attention and should go away with time. Let your doctor or pharmacist know if they persist or worsen.

Serious side effects of Ultracet include mood changes, agitation, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, and signs of your adrenal glands not working well such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. If they arise, report these serious side effects to your doctor immediately.

Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice any of the following severe Ultracet side effects: fast or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, seizures, and signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, and trouble breathing.

Ultracet should only be taken as directed by your doctor. Ultracet should be taken by mouth once every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief. This medication can be taken with or without food. If you are suffering from nausea, it may be beneficial to take Ultracet with food.

Keep in mind, your Ultracet dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not adjust your Ultracet treatment schedule without explicit instruction from your doctor.

This medication works best if it is taken as the first signs of pain occur. Ultracet may not work as efficiently if you wait until the pain has worsened to use it.

Patients taking Ultracet responsibly may still develop a psychological addiction to the medication. Be sure to seek help as soon as possible if you notice the following Ultracet addiction signs in yourself or someone you love: becoming obsessed with finding and taking Ultracet, losing interest in the hobbies or activities you once enjoyed, suffering significant financial losses due to money spent on obtaining Ultracet, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.