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What is Ultracet?
Ultracet is the first-choice treatment for moderate to severe pain when other pain treatments are not giving relevant results. Being an opioid pain medication, Ultracet binds the opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system to treat several pain types, including post-surgery pain.
Ultracet also works as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) to treat the condition.
- Always remember that taking Ultracet is only a part of treatment; follow your doctor’s advice to make the medication more effective.
- You may need frequent medical examination while using Ultracet.
- Keep Ultracet tablets in your custody at the suggested atmospheric condition and dispose of all the leftover medicine once done with the treatment.
- You can either buy the medicine online or offline, provided that you should have a proper prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without an appropriate prescription is not permitted under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so.
- You can also consult your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits of the medicine and ask your doctor about all other necessary precautions that you should take while using Ultracet.
What to know before taking Ultracet?
Ultracet is a highly addictive and habit-forming drug, and, therefore, it is advisable to take care of certain precautions while taking medicine. Please consider the following things before initiating your treatment with Ultracet:
- Taking Ultracet might not be safe for you if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
- Ultracet can adversely affect your health if you have the following health disorders or history thereof:
- Asthma or other breathing disorders
- Blockage in the stomach or intestine
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disease
- Depression or any other mood or behavioral disorders
- Mental illness
- Thyroid disorders
- Difficult urination
- Problems in the functioning of the pancreas and gallbladder
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
- Avoid taking Ultracet if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
- Ultracet is not safe to use during pregnancy or lactation period; it can harm your child and make your child dependent on the drug. It can also cause some congenital disabilities to the newborn.
- Sudden withdrawal of Ultracet can be fatal. Please consult your doctor before leaving it; your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
How to take Ultracet?
Ultracet is an opioid pain medication that affects your brain and nervous system to reduce pain signals. However, it can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately.
You should consult your health expert before taking it and follow all the necessary instructions and directions while taking medicine.
Please talk to your doctor if you don’t feel any improvement in your health condition or it is getting even worse.
It is an effective medicine for treating moderate to severe pain. You should consult your doctor for suitable Ultracet dosages to ensure that the medication you are using is safe and effective. You can easily get the medicine online or offline and use it as prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will initiate your pain treatment with the medicine’s minimum possible dose and gradually adjust your medicine dose as and when required. To determine the best suitable dosages for you, your doctor should examine you thoroughly. Your doctor will recommend Ultracet dosage keeping the following factors in mind:
- Age of the patient
- Weight of the patient
- The medical condition of the patient
The following are the usual Ultracet dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:
Dosage for treating pain
In the form of oral tablets
- For adults (18 years and above)
Two tablets after every four to six hours for five days or as and when required
- For children (between 12 years to 17 years)
Using Ultracet for treating patients between 12 to 17 years is risky; please ask your doctor about the suitable Ultracet dosage for your child.
- For children (below 12 years)
Using Ultracet for patients younger than 12 years is not recommended.
Ultracet overdose can be life-threatening and may cause you the following overdose symptoms:
- Unusual dizziness or drowsiness
- Pinpoint pupils
It is always advisable not to ignore these fatal overdose symptoms and consult your doctor if an overdose happens. You can also seek emergency medical help by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid while using Ultracet?
Please don’t take alcoholic drinks while using Ultracet; they can dangerously interact with each other and deteriorate your health even more.
Dizziness or drowsiness is common after taking Ultracet; therefore, please avoid driving or performing activities that require all your focus and alertness.
Consuming herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements simultaneously with Ultracet is not safe; please consult your doctor before taking them together.
Please consult your doctor before taking any other medicines containing acetaminophen.
Ultracet side effects
Being an opioid pain medication, Ultracet affects your brain and nervous system and may cause you the following side effects:
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Pain in the stomach
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
Although it is obvious to experience these mild side effects after using Ultracet, you should not worry too much about them unless they bother you too much. However, please consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable and causing you too much trouble.
Please stop taking Ultracet and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while using Ultracet:
- Noisy breathing
- Slow and shallow breathing
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
- Slow heart rate
- Weak pulses
- Seizures or convulsions
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Liver problems such as pain in the upper stomach, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, jaundice
- Low cortisol levels in the body resulting in nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness or drowsiness, tiredness, weakness
- High serotonin level in the body causing agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
What drugs can interact with Ultracet?
Some of the following medications can interact with Ultracet and can deteriorate your health even more:
- Medicines used to treat asthma or other breathing disorders
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Blood thinners
- Hypnotics drugs
- Anti-psychotic drugs
- Cold or allergy medications
- Medicines used for maintaining blood pressure level
- Opioid pain medication
- Benzodiazepine medications
- Sleeping pills
- Muscles relaxant
- Medicines for treating migraine headache and Parkinson’sParkinson’s disease
Therefore, to avoid dangerous interactions between the medications, please inform your doctor about all the drugs and therapies you are currently taking.
In addition to this, please ask your doctor before taking Ultracet if you have recently taken the following medicines:
- Antifungal medication
- Medications used for maintaining blood pressure level
- Heart medications
- Antiseizure medicines
- Medicines used to treat HIV ADIS and hepatitis C