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Is Ultracet addictive?

It is possible to become addicted to the prescription pain medication Ultracet (tramadol and acetaminophen). Ultracet is prescribed for the short-term management of acute pain; it is generally prescribed for five days or less. However, tramadol -- one of its ingredients -- is an opioid analgesic and does have addictive potential. People with a substance abuse problem have a higher risk for addiction to this drug.

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