Ultracet – See Related Topics

For people who suffer from acute pain not expected to last more than five days, Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride with acetaminophen) is sometimes prescribed. The combination of drugs that make up Ultracet controls pain by a different mechanism of action that NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) making is safer to use for certain individuals.

As an opioid-based drug, Ultracet is not intended for use beyond five days and, since it is a narcotic, it comes with warnings for its high risk for abuse and addiction. If a person uses the drug beyond the recommended five days, they will likely see their body building up a tolerance to the drug. This tolerance will make their body feel like the drug is not working as well. Often when this happens, the person then “self-manages” their dosages. They may take more of the drug at one time or they might take it more frequently as they seek out pain relief. This extra dosing leads to an even higher tolerance and eventually this becomes a dependency on the drug. Once a dependency on using Ultracet has taken place, an addiction has formed that can be difficult to stop.

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Ultracet OverdoseUltracet is a combination pain relief medication consisting of tramadol hydrochloride and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Tramadol is a centrally acting opioid agonist that is prescribed to patients experiencing moderate to severe pain.