14 May 2011
Did you mean narcotic?
Ultracet contains a combination of tramadol and acetaminophen. Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of tramadol.
Ultracet is used to treat moderate to severe pain, however, please seek more information from a doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med.
16 May 2011
It is a synthetic analgesic compound that is not chemically related to opioids but acts on the opioid receptors and inhibits reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin. So Rajive is correct that it is opioid (or narcotic) like. I dont like using the term narcotics when talking about prescribed opioids because narcotic denotes illegal drug types but thats my opinion. Since it acts on opioid receptors it is every bit addictive as opioids. It is also chemically similar to antidepressants and can contribute to Serotonin Syndrome.
- Ultracet Information for Consumers
- Ultracet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ultracet (detailed)
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