Ultracet User Reviews

Ultracet - User Reviews

Ultracet User Reviews

Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.

Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Ultracet sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs


Comment from: gingerclampit, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: December 04

The best pain medication I have ever taken. Does not give me the "doped up" feeling you get from most pain meds. It seems to stay in my system longer allowing me to take fewer pills per day.

Comment from: thixotropic, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year Published: July 25

This medication is worthless for many people's pain and is EXTREMELY HABITUATING. If you are taking this drug and find yourself taking more and more pills, PLEASE SWITCH TO THE VERSION WITH NO ACETAMINOPHEN (TRAMADOL) as you are destroying your liver with the acetaminophen! You *can* get off this drug -- do it by slowly tapering on a schedule. The last bit is the hardest, but you can do it! It'll be 3-4 nights of extreme discomfort at the end but then it will be over. You *can* get off this stuff; I did! The reason it is so addictive has nothing to do with its opioid effects -- it's the serotonergic/adrenergic effects that make the withdrawal such hell. I have developed a short-term regimen for people quitting this drug that uses 5HTP, dl-phenylalanine, clonazepam, and hydrocodone and have gotten 4 people completely off this drug. It can be done.

Related Reading: liver

Comment from: Faith, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: July 07

I have osteoarthritis and fibromalgia also flare ups with sciatica..I took nasaids with little relief. I had a tia and sometimes that is related to the nasaids so I went off all pain meds. My Dr. Put me on ultracet smallest dose 2 every 6 hours or as needed, meaning I can take less not more. I have never had to take more than 4 a day, For the first time in many years I am not suffering with constant pain.I can function normally. What a gift. If I have any side effects I am not aware of it. So they must be minimal.I think this med. is safe . Just be careful to take as your Dr. Perscribed.I am careful to eat a little something before taking like a half slice bread or crackers.Anyway I am grateful to my Dr. for finding the answer to my constant pain.I have cried many times because of it ..Constant pain itself is dangerous.Depressing and dibilating.I am hoping they do not take this medicine off the market because of the few who do not do things appropriately.and get into trouble .. I do not think its the medicine ..I think its the inability to stay in touch with your Dr. and to not follow instructions.Thanks for letting me express this and I hope it helps people.

Related Reading: sciatica

Comment from: sandy72461, 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 08

I have lupus. This is my miracle drug. It does not make me sleepy and I can function in my life like a normal person. I only take this when I need it because it is an addicting drug as many pain relievers are. I would recommend this medication to anyone who suffers from a horrible and debilitating disease like LUPUS!!!!!

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: April 18

I have been taking Ultracet on and off for 7 years for chronic pain...ever since I had a C1-C2 fusion. I am surprised at the negative reviews because this is the only pain medicine that has worked for me. It is not controlled or super strong like a narcotic, but offers pain control w/o putting you into a medicine coma. And it does elavate your mood slightly, which helps when pain makes you cranky...

Related Reading: chronic pain | coma

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: February 06

I was taking 1 pill four times a day and it did not control the total body pain I have. I now take 2 pills twice daily (sometimes even once daily). That dose helps me tremendously! I feel like a new person.

Comment from: kandykris, 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 15

If taken as soon as pain starts or taken regularly by time of day, this is effective at stopping the increase of pain. Having both fibromyalgia and arthritis, I've been satisfied with the pain control of this med.

Related Reading: arthritis

Comment from: JAE, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: September 13

I"ve had my shoulder operated on 2x's, when pain begins to flare up I take an ultracet. Extremely effective, only need to take a few times a year. Nver had any bad side effects or mood swings


Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on RxList. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. RxList does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Chronic Pain/Back Pain

Find tips and advances in treatment.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations