The usual recommended dose of Ultracet for relieving pain is two tablets every four to six hours as needed. You can take up to eight tablets per day for a maximum of five days. If you have certain existing medical conditions, however (such as kidney disease), your healthcare provider may recommend a lower dose.
The dosage of Ultracet® (tramadol/acetaminophen) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your pain
- How sensitive you are to Ultracet
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual recommended Ultracet dosage is two tablets every four to six hours as needed for pain, up to eight tablets per day (for a maximum of five days). Notice that if you take two tablets every four hours, you will exceed the maximum recommended dose. If you have kidney disease, your healthcare provider may recommend a lower dosage.
Make sure to watch for any other sources of acetaminophen, including other prescription pain relievers and many over-the-counter (OTC) products, such as Tylenol®. To be safe, all other acetaminophen products should be avoided while you are taking Ultracet, unless you are extremely careful to limit your total acetaminophen use (from all sources added together) to 4 grams per day.
The acetaminophen content of Ultracet is 325 mg per tablet. Taking more than 4 grams (4000 mg) of acetaminophen per day can cause liver damage, which can result in liver failure and death.