Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) is currently available as a generic. Ultracet is produced by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Janssen Ortho, LLC, but the generic version is manufactured by various companies. The FDA has given all generic Ultracet products an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name Ultracet.
Ultracet® (tramadol/acetaminophen) is a prescription pain medication. It contains two different medications: tramadol hydrochloride (an opioid related to morphine) and acetaminophen (Tylenol®, also known as APAP). It is approved only for short-term use (five days or fewer).
Brand-name Ultracet is made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Janssen Ortho, LLC. However, generic Ultracet is also available.
Generic Ultracet is made by various different manufacturers, including:
- Barr Laboratories
- Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs
- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic tramadol/acetaminophen versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Ultracet.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.