Ultracet: Healing the Pain
Ultracet is a combination of two different kinds of pain medication, and is an alternative to morphine and other narcotic-based pain relievers. Ultracet combines Tramadol, which is a pain reliever that resembles narcotics with Acetaminophen, which is a less powerful pain reliever. The combination provides relief for moderate to serious pain and can be taken on a long-term basis if required. Many people report a lessening of their symptoms when taking Ultracet and feel better and find that their pain goes away. Ultracet is felt to be a safer form of pain relief than narcotic drugs, which can easily be abused.
There are many things to consider before taking Ultracet. Those who have a history of heart, liver or kidney disease should consult a doctor before taking the drug. Also, those taking drugs for depression should be careful if they are to take Ultracet, since drug interactions may be a problem. Alcohol should be avoided when taking this drug, and those with a history of alcohol abuse should avoid taking Ultracet. Finally, pregnant and nursing mothers should not take Ultracet, and a patient should tell her doctor if she plans on becoming pregnant in the near future.
Nausea may result from taking Ultracet and in rare cases, seizures have been reported. However, the majority of those who take Ultracet have no serious side effects and can take this drug without problems. Ultracet is a fine alternative for those who prefer not to take morphine because of its potential for abuse and for addiction. Many people who take morphine become addicted to it, and there can be extreme withdrawal symptoms when going off of morphine. While use of Ultracet should not be discontinued suddenly, one can stop taking Ultracet without problems if a doctor is consulted. There is not the same likelihood of addiction as there is with narcotic drugs.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.