Ultracet vs Other Pain Relievers
Ultracet is a combination of opioid analgesic tramadol (37.5 mg) and non-opioid, non-salicylate analgesic acetaminophen (325 mg). It is approved for short term management of acute pain. Ultracet provides rapid and long-lasting pain relief.
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Ultram vs Ultracet
Ultram contains 50 mg tramadol only, no any other active ingredients.
Clinical trials have shown that Ultracet is more effective and provides a faster onset of analgesia than tramadol alone. Also, lower amount of tramadol results in improved tolerability.
Ultracet vs Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
According to the clinical study, Ultracet provides effective rapid analgesia comparable to that of Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (Lorcet) with lower rate of side effects1. In the study the onset of pain relief was about 34 minutes with Ultracet and 25.4 minutes with Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen. The incidence of nausea and vomiting was about 50% lower with Tramadol/Acetaminophen combination.
Results of the ankle sprain study showed that Ultracet and Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen had comparable utility in relieving pain caused by ankle sprain4.
Ultracet vs Codeine/APAP
The results of another study suggest that Ultracet (37.5 mg/325 mg) is as effective as Codeine/APAP (30 mg/300 mg) in the treatment of chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis pain. Codeine/APAP causes higher rate of sleepiness and constipation whereas Ultracet causes more headaches2.
Ultracet vs Gabapentin
Ultracet is as effective in relieving painful diabetic neuropathy as gabapentin, according to the Korean study. The overall improvements in pain intensity were –3.11 and –2.70 for the tramadol/acetaminophen and gabapentin groups respectively5.
Author: OriginalDrugs Team