Considerations for people taking Ultracet 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 dosage 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.
- Ultracet 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 Ultracet with or without food, although food may slightly delay the pain-relieving effects of Ultracet. If Ultracet 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 dosage without your healthcare provider's approval.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Ultracet or Ultracet dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. If you have been taking Ultracet for quite a while, do not stop taking it suddenly without your healthcare provider's supervision (see Ultracet Withdrawal).