- Are Ultram and Oxycontin the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Ultram?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Oxycontin?
- What Is Ultram?
- What Is Oxycontin?
- What Drugs Interact with Ultram?
- What Drugs Interact with Oxycontin?
- How Should Ultram Be Taken?
- How Should Oxycontin Be Taken?
Are Ultram and Oxycontin the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Ultram?
Common side effects of Ultram include:
- seizures (convulsions),
- skin rash,
- spinning sensation,
- fast heart rate,
- overactive reflexes,
- upset stomach,
- loss of coordination,
- drowsiness, and
What Are Possible Side Effects of Oxycontin?
Common side effects of Oxycontin include:
- stomach pain,
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- sweating, and
- decreases in the ability to feel pain.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Oxycontin including
- respiratory depression,
- apnea (stopped breathing),
- respiratory arrest,
- circulatory depression,
- hypotension (low blood pressure), shock, and
What Is Ultram?
Ultram is a strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used for the management pain in adults, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them. Ultram is an opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
What Is Oxycontin?
- A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock, long-term treatment with an opioid, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines or immediate-release opioid medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
- A long-acting (extended-release) opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
- Not for use to treat pain that is not around-the-clock.
- Not for use in children less than 11 years of age and who are not already using opioid pain medicines regularly to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock long-term treatment of pain with an opioid.
What Drugs Interact With Ultram?
Ultram is contraindicated in patients receiving MAO inhibitors or who have used them within the previous 14 days.
What Drugs Interact With Oxycontin?
Oxycontin may also interact with pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, or buprenorphine.
Do not stop using Oxycontin suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
How Should Ultram Be Taken?
Do not change your dose. Take Ultram exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed.
Take your prescribed dose as indicated by your health care provider. The maximum dosage is 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours, as needed for pain relief. Do not take more than your prescribed dose and do not take more than 8 tablets per day. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain.
If you have been taking Ultram regularly, do not stop taking Ultram without talking to your healthcare provider.
After you stop taking Ultram, ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused tablets.
How Should Oxycontin Be Taken?
Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is available as controlled-release tablets in strengths of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, and 160 mg tablets (60 mg and above used only for opioid tolerant patients). The tablets must be swallowed whole because broken or chewed tablets release the drug too rapidly and because Oxycontin is rapidly adsorbed, too concentrated levels will be present in the body which can lead to death.
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