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If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Ultracet?

If you're pregnant, you should use the prescription pain medication Ultracet (tramadol and acetaminophen) only if its potential benefit outweighs its risk. The use of Ultracet during pregnancy hasn't been adequately studied, so experts say it's best to be cautious, particularly because there have been reports of newborn seizures, neonatal withdrawal syndrome, fetal death and stillbirth after women used tramadol during pregnancy.

Ultracet is generally prescribed for the short-term management of acute pain. It's usually taken for five days or less.

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