A combination of acetaminophen and tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Acetaminophen and tramadol contain an opioid-like medication that can become addictive.
Tramadol and acetaminophen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use Ultracet if you have severe breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you have recently used an MAO inhibitor.
Do not give Ultracet to anyone under the age of 12 or anyone under the age of 18 who has recently had surgery to remove their tonsils or adenoids.
If you combine this medication with alcohol or other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing, fatal side effects can occur.
Do not use Ultracet if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or tramadol (Ultram), or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing issues
- if you have used an MAO inhibitor (such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) in the past 14 days
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines
Ultracet is not for use by anyone younger than 12 years old.
Seizures have occurred in certain people taking tramadol. Your risk of a seizure may be higher if you have ever had:
- drug or alcohol addiction
- a metabolic disorder
- breathing problems, sleep apnea
- a head injury, brain tumor, or seizures
- if you have used sedatives, tranquilizers, or narcotic medications recently
- liver disease, or if you drink alcohol
- kidney disease, urination problems
- problems with your pancreas, gallbladder, or thyroid
- depression, mental illness, or a suicide attempt
If you take Ultracet while pregnant, your baby may develop a tramadol addiction. After the baby is born, this can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Babies who are born addicted to a habit-forming drug may require medical attention for several weeks.
If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking any opioid medications. If you notice severe drowsiness or shallow breathing in the nursing baby, contact your doctor.
Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking Ultracet. Read all medication guides and follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not exceed the prescribed dose of Ultracet or take it for longer than the recommended time. If you have an increased desire to take more of this medicine, tell your doctor. You can order Ultracet online with a prescription.
After a long period of use, you should not abruptly stop taking this medication. To taper your dose, follow your doctor’s instructions.