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Ultracet (Tramadol / Acetaminophen) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Ultracet (Tramadol / Acetaminophen) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 5 ratings/reviews, Ultracet has an overall score of 6.20. The effectiveness score is 7.20 and the side effect score is 6.80. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Ultracet review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Post surgery
Dosage & duration:   75 mg every 4-6 hours taken as above for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   Post enterocele and rectocele surgery
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Analgesic post surgery without use of codeine (patient has allergy).
Side effects:   Mild constipation
Comments:   While I found the medication moderately effective for pain relief, I seemed to build up a tolerance to it quickly, so that it had a progressively less pronounced effect over the course of a few days. Pro: patient may be less likely to become dependent on the drug if it is taken as prescribed, because the effect tapers off. Con: Not useful as a long-term pain reducer because patient may eventually start taking more than the prescribed dosage to achieve pain relief.

 

Ultracet review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic pain from disk hernia in cervical spine
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken 2-4 times a day for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Skelaxin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   enabled me to manage pain without being on narcotics. I did not experience a spacey out of touch feeling as I did when taking vicodin. It did make me a bit sleepy for the first couple of hours after dosing
Side effects:   mild sleepyness
Comments:   on drug to control pain prior to surgical correction of a herniated cervical disk and for post op pain

 

Ultracet review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Tooth Infection
Dosage & duration:   2 tablets 4-6 hrs taken every 4 hrs for pain for the period of 3 Days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There were no benefits to this treatment.
Side effects:   I had a tooth infected went to the dentist for exam and antibotics, and he gave me Tramadol. I took it from 10/14/2008 to 10/16/2008 early am every 4 to 6 hrs 2 pills for pain. I woke up Thursday around 2 am took 2 more as prescribed was unable to walk due to muscle spasms. I could not go to the bathroom due to pain just made the barrel by the bed and crawled back in the bed stopped taking the pain pills after this. My Husband took me to the Doctors office carefully assisting me as I could not walk. I was paralized with extreme severe pain. He made a make shift ambulance out of a ford escort in the back making a bed and I crawled carefully in pain and laid there. The Physician office told me go to the Emg. room St Michaels Hospital. I was unable to get out of the back of the car. With assistance it took a good while to get me out and to lean on a wheelchair to try and walk with constant spasms and pain. I finally got to a bed in the emergency room and laid on my side. In less than 1 hour I had 2 shots in my rear and one in my arm informing I was having severe adverse reactions to the meds. They went from the top of my shoulders, down my back, to my stomach and legs. This was worse than having a baby and I had 3. I am still laid up today and have had a leave of absence due that I am unable to walk or sit at present. I am very upset at the slow process and the information on side affects do not talk about these adverse affects. My physician took blood and urine samples for a possible muscle problem that this adverse reaction can cause. Waiting for the results.
Comments:   Take 2 pills every 4 to 6 hrs. for pain. Not to exceed 8 pills

 

Ultracet review by 61 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Fibromyalgia
Dosage & duration:   50 MG taken 2 / day for the period of 6 YEARS - ONGOING
Other conditions:   DIABETES
Other drugs taken:   CYMBALATA
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I WAS LIVING WITH PAIN IN MOST OF THE MAJOR MUSCLE GROUPS OF MY BODY. IT HAD GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HAVING TO HAVE HELP TO GET OUT OF BED. WHEN THERE WAS A FLARE-UP I HAD TO GO TO BED. TRAMADOL HCL COMBINED WITH CYMBALATA REDUCED MY PAIN BY ABOUT 85%! MADE MY LIFE LIVABLE AGAIN. I'M THANKFUL THAT I HUNG IN THROUGH THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CYMBALATA. IT TOOK OVER A YEAR TO FIND THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF DRUGS AND I'M THANKFUL THAT FINALLY DID.
Side effects:   CYMBALATA SIDE EFFECTS: VIVID NON-STOP DREAMS FOR ABOUT A YEAR, AND SLIGHT NAUSEA AND SLEEPINESS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. THE EXCESS DREAMING FINALLY STOPPED AND THE COMBINATION OF THE 2 DRUGS HAS BEEN WORKING MIRACLES FOR ME EVER SINCE. MOST PEOPLE GIVE UP ON CYMBALTA BUT I WAS DESPARATE. MOST OF THE SIDE EFFECTS DO GO AWAY AS I SAID IN ABOUT 2 WEEKS EXCEPT FOR THE DREAMING.
Comments:   NO DETAILS REALLY, JUST TAKE PILLS AS PRESCRIBED, TRAMADOL 2 A DAY AND CYMBALATA 2 A DAY. I CAN ADD A TRAMADOL IF I AM HAVING A FLAREUP. I'M LEADING A PRETTY NORMAL LIFE. I DON'T HAVE AS MUCH ENERGY AS I WOULD LIKE BUT I SURE HAVE A LOT LESS PAIN.

 

Ultracet review by 62 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   herniated disk in my lower back
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet taken 2 times a day for the period of over a year
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   benicar, quintrpill
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduces pain
Side effects:   constipation, high feeling, loss of mental skills. I had a minor operation on my foot and sufered a servere reaction to the anesthesia. they could not wake me up for 2 days. during this time i also had seizures.
Comments:   i began using this medication for back pain over a year ago.
 


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