Ultracet is a medication prescribed to patients to alleviate their moderate to severe pain. Ultracet is known as a combination medication because it contains two types of pain relievers that work together to produce its effect. The first pain-reliever, tramadol, is similar to an opioid analgesic because it changes the way the brain interprets pain and therefore how the body feels it. The second substance, acetaminophen, reduces pain while simultaneously being able to reduce fever.
During the beginning of your Ultracet treatment, it is likely you will notice some side effects. Common side effects of Ultracet, which do not require immediate medical attention, may include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, and sweating. These common side effects should go away as your body adjusts to the medication. If they do not dissipate or seem to worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist right away.
Serious side effects associated with Ultracet are 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. Make sure you report these serious side effects to your doctor when they first appear.
Seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any of the following severe side effects after taking Ultracet: fast or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, seizures, and signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, and trouble breathing.
Remember, this is not a complete list of Ultracet side effects. If for any reason you believe to be experiencing a side effect of this medication that is not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Those who are prescribed Ultracet and are taking the medication responsibly are still at risk for developing a psychological addiction or physical dependence. If you think someone in your life has started misusing Ultracet, seek help immediately. Signs which may indicate someone is addicted to Ultracet include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Ultracet, losing interest in the hobbies and activities they once enjoyed, suffering significant financial losses due to money spent obtaining Ultracet, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.
If are no longer interested in treating your pain with Ultracet, you should schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss alternative treatment options. You should never abruptly stop taking Ultracet, as this will greatly enhance your risk for severe, unwanted withdrawal symptoms. In addition, you should never adjust your Ultracet dose or usage frequency without explicit instruction from your doctor.
Usually, doctors will taper off a patient’s medication when they are ending treatment with a particular medication. This strategy gives the body ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication while also helping patients avoid enhanced withdrawal symptoms.
The Recovery Village has many rehabilitation programs for those looking to recover from Ultracet addiction. Before entering either inpatient or outpatient Ultracet rehab, patients will be required to completely detox from Ultracet. Once all the Ultracet is safely removed from the body, patients will be able to attend individual and group counseling sessions as well as recreational therapy activities as they undergo treatment at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Ultracet rehab is a program that requires patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they overcome their Ultracet addiction. This rehab program is extremely beneficial for patients suffering from severe Ultracet addiction or those who may find recovery difficult while living at home.
Once a patient finishes the inpatient rehab, they will typically begin outpatient Ultracet rehab. This program allows patients to live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients may be eligible to skip the inpatient option and begin treatment with outpatient Ultracet rehab.
If you are unsure as to which kind of Ultracet rehab center is right for you, it is recommended that you schedule a meeting with your doctor. Your doctor will be the best resource to discuss the most relevant features of a rehab center for you to consider based on your unique situation.
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