Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects of Ultracet Abuse
When someone takes Ultracet they often experience a euphoric feeling, similar to opioids like hydrocodone. For this reason, Ultracet is typically only prescribed for short-term pain relief to reduce the risk of substance misuse.
Ultracet should be taken exactly as directed by a doctor to avoid developing a reliance on the drug. Ultracet should not be mixed with alcohol as the reaction may cause fatal respiratory depression.
Always inform a doctor of any current or recent medications taken. Ultracet may have a negative reaction to certain antidepressants and other opioid agonists, increasing the risks of side effects.
Side effects that might occur while taking Ultracet include:
Speak with a doctor and discontinue Ultracet use if any severe side effects occur, such as:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Mental/mood changes such as hallucinations or irritability
- Slowed breathing
- Muscle weakness
If side effects persist or worsen seek medical attention immediately.
Once a person builds up a tolerance for Ultracet, the standard dosage will no longer produce the same effects, which often results in the person taking more to achieve the feeling of euphoria. Taking Ultracet in higher amounts without medical consent increases the chances of seizures, side effects, and addiction.
If someone is addicted to Ultracet, they may begin mixing it with other substances, like alcohol, to strengthen the effects.
This chemical imbalance usually causes withdrawal symptoms and can affect a person’s long-term recovery.
Staying in recovery is difficult, especially if someone has previously been addicted to Ultracet. It’s critical to learn how to cope with stressors that lead to recurring substance use. At The Recovery Village, both our inpatient and outpatient programs offer therapy to help our patients deal with everyday stress, keeping you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
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