Generic Ultracet

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.

Generic Ultracet: An Overview

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.
 

Makers of Generic Ultracet

Generic Ultracet is made by various different manufacturers, including:
 
  • Barr Laboratories
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
     

Is Generic Tramadol/Acetaminophen as Good as Ultracet?

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.
 
What Your Pharmacist Wishes You Knew About Chronic Pain Medications

Ultracet Pain Medication

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.