Ultracet For Fibromyalgia
Get A Better Nights Sleep With Ultracet For Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects the joints, tendons and muscles in the body. This can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in these areas, and can be quite debilitating. Depression and anxiety are often associated with fibromyalgia due to the chronic nature of the illness. A recent poll discovered that between 5 and 8 million Americans suffer with this condition.
Ultracet is a drug that combines tramadol, a leading prescription pain reliever, and acetaminophen, which is a non-prescription pain reliever. Patients that have used this drug, have reported a reduction in pain for a longer duration than with leading prescription NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Since Ultracet is not an NSAID, it has not been associated with the stomach issues such as gastric ulcers and bleeding, that sometimes occurs with NSAID pain relievers. Side effects may include sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and dizziness. Ultracet should not be taken with alcohol, as it contains acetaminaphen and should be used with caution with patient's with liver disease. The usual dose of Ultracet is two tablets every 4 to 6 hours. Patients should not take more than 8 Ultracet tablets in one day.
Tramadol is the ingredient in Ultracet that works by inhibiting the reuptake of seratonin and norepinephrine by nerves. This leads to reduced transmission of pain signals to the brain. Acetaminophen helps to reduce pain by increasing the body's threshold to pain, by inhibiting an enzyme that makes prostaglandins. Ultracet was approved by the FDA in 2001 and recommended for fibromyalgia pain in 2003.
Ultracet is recommended for use with fibromyalgia pain, and provides safe and effective pain relief, when used while under the care of a physician. Patients with fibromyalgia report relief from depression and anxiety when pain relief is achieved. Most patients also reported an ability to get a better night's sleep, while taking Ultracet for fibromyalgia.