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Tramadol/Acetaminophen Dosage

General Information on Dosing With Tramadol/Acetaminophen

Considerations for people taking tramadol/acetaminophen include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth as frequently as every four to six hours as needed for pain (up to a certain maximum dose per day).
  • Be careful not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, as this could lead to overdose symptoms or to poisoning from the acetaminophen component, which can cause liver failure.
  • Tramadol/acetaminophen is taken on an "as needed" basis. "As needed" means you will only take a dose if you are experiencing pain (if you are not in pain, you will skip the dose).
  • It does not matter if you take tramadol/acetaminophen with or without food, although food may slightly delay the pain-relieving effects of the drug. If Tramadol/acetaminophen bothers your stomach, try taking it with a meal or a snack.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your tramadol/acetaminophen dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. If you have been taking tramadol/acetaminophen for quite a while, do not stop taking it suddenly without your healthcare provider's supervision (see Ultracet Withdrawal).
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