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Tramadol/acetaminophen is a prescription drug licensed for short-term pain relief. It is a combination medication that contains an opioid related to codeine, as well as a pain reliever and fever reducer commonly found in non-prescription products. Tramadol/acetaminophen comes in tablet form and can be taken every four to six hours as needed (for no more than five days). Side effects may include dizziness, constipation, and nausea.

What Is Tramadol/Acetaminophen?

Tramadol/acetaminophen (Ultracet®) is a prescription pain medication approved for the short-term treatment of pain. This means that it should be used for only a short period of time (five days or fewer). Tramadol/acetaminophen is a controlled substance in the United States, and it has some potential to be abused.
(Click What Is Tramadol/Acetaminophen Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Tramadol/Acetaminophen Side Effects

As with any medicine, tramadol/acetaminophen can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of tramadol/acetaminophen include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Tramadol/Acetaminophen to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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