Ultracet Semi Tablet 15
Paracetamol is used to reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Paracetamol is known to be beneficial in treating conditions such as a headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, and cold. Tramadol is a painkiller which is used in the treatment of acute pain and moderate to severe pain. It is prescribed mainly during treatment for surgery related pain and treatment for moderate dental pain.
How does the drug work?
A well-defined mechanism of action for paracetamol is still not known. The proposed mechanism of action involves inhibition of cyclooxygenase enzyme that prevents the metabolism of arachidonic acid in prostaglandin H2 which brings about pain relief, inflammation and fever. Tramadol belongs to a class of drugs known as opiate or narcotic analgesics. It acts on the certain areas of the brain and the nervous system by blocking the effect of chemicals such as serotonin, nor-epinephrine that causes pain. Therefore, it is the commonly prescribed drug for acute pain management.
What are the common side effects ?
Common side effects of paracetamol are an allergic reaction which involves swelling or rash, hives, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and itching. Other side effects include constipation, sleeplessness, and agitation. The common side effects of tramadol include nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, itching, tremors, increased sweating, agitation, anxiety, and hallucinations.
Important Information for Safe Use
• Do not use Ultracet Semi medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Take Ultracet Semi medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not over dose it.
• Do not drink alcohol when using Ultracet Semi medicine.
• Avoid consuming grape fruit juice along with Ultracet Semi medicine.
• Avoid driving and operating heavy machines while using Ultracet Semi medicine as it causes drowsiness.
• Avoid smoking when using Ultracet Semi medicine.
FAQs : Paracetamol:
1. Is paracetamol a painkiller? Paracetamol reduces mild to moderate pain associated with flu and fever.
2. Can an alcoholic use paracetamol? Before taking paracetamol, seek the doctor’s advice if you are an alcoholic, or if you have any reported problems of liver diseases. Paracetamol can worsen an existing liver condition.
3. Which drugs should I avoid while using Paracetamol? Do not use any other OTC drugs related to a cough or cold. Paracetamol is used as a combination drug in many medicines. Read the leaflet thoroughly before administrating any other drug as it may contain paracetamol, which can cause an overdose.
4. How much is considered as an overdose of paracetamol? Paracetamol 500mg tablets can be taken not more than 8 per day. About 25-30 tablets, when taken at a single time, may cause overdose and even death.
5. How can I identify if I have an overdose of paracetamol? If you identify adverse symptoms such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps or pain, then you might have taken an overdose of the drug. Tramadol:
1. Is tramadol different from diclofenac? Yes, tramadol belongs to the class opiate (narcotic) analgesics where as diclofenac belongs to the class NSAIDs.
2. Is tramadol banned in India? No, tramadol is available in India as a prescription drug such as ultracet tablets.
3. Is tramadol safe? Tramadol and paracetamol are relatively safe drugs if used in prescribed dosage. If you are a pregnant or lactating female, please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
4. Can I use tramadol for back pain? Tramadol belongs to a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. Tramadol uses include treating moderate to severe pain such as back pain.
5. Is Tramadol addictive? Yes, the side-effects of the drug tramadol include physical and physiological addiction.