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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sort of: Depends who prescribed it. If a pediatrician or qualified doc specifically gave the medication according to age and weight, then it is likely safe. Ho ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not life threatening: however, can cause severe sleepiness and sedation. I would advise not taking any more medication for at least 12 hrs.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drugs.Com: Drug Interaction Checker indicated" Using narcotic pain or cough medications together with other medications that also cause central nervous system de ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Narcotic analgesic: Potent pain medication used to treat moderate to severe pain as seen post op and in cancer patients.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Controversial: There are studies on both sides of this issue, with some researchers finding that tramadol did reduce withdrawal, while others finding that it either ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Tramadol is a weak opioid and therefore would help with hydrocodone withdrawal.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
50-100mg for pain: The usual dosage for acute pain is between 50 to 100mg every 4-6 hours as needed. For those needing long-term pain control, extended release formulat ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
They are both long: Acting enough that the timing is likely irrelevant. www.drugs.com has the following warning on any combination of sedating meds.Monitor: central nervo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Nucynta (tapentadol) and percocet: Yes you could as long as the Nucynta (tapentadol) is the "ER". It would make no sense to take the regular Nucynta (tapentadol) ("IR) with Percocet as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Not exactly: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-neuropathic medication with a wide area of application for various painful disorders. It is a "scheduled" substance, b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
There are : Many. Oxycodone, codeine, morphine, etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience Pain Management
It can be: Although an excellent mild analgesic it still has opioid based mu receptor properties and therefore withdrawal symtpoms can occur. Taken in excess it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: Please see a qualified health professional for help with safe opiate withdrawal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"?
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nucynta (tapentadol): It is a narcotic pain reliever. Not recommended with antidepressants that raise serotonin level such as ssris, snris or MAO inhibitors. May be safer w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: This is quite an effective pain medication. However at the dose above it would appear that you are being switched from another medication. It is not ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Med substitution: Yes, the medications can be used interchangeably.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience Pain Management
Yes: As any opiod Avinza (morphine) has significant risk for addiction.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be : You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try no ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not an addictive medication but if abused may lead and result in the classic cycle of addiction for a long period of time. Cy ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Strongest opiate: Fentanyl is the strongest followed by dilaudid, Percocet and narco. However, over time every opiate produces tolerance and withdrawals if stopped abru ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Oxymorphone: Opana is an opioid. All opioids have the potential for addiction. Caution should be exercised when using these opioid medications.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: They are both narcotics. Do not use them together unless explicitly directed by a physician.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of t ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Used in chest pain: It may me used for chest pain such as angina pectorals. Some people have used for tinnitus it may cause extra pyramidal symptoms similar to parkinsons ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience Family Medicine
Dont advise AbC Diet: ANA boot camp or abc diet is extreme low calorie pro-anorexeia diet(ana = anorexia) normaly 50 days. Many health risks with this diet averages 300-500 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carefully.: You may take it if your doctor prescribed it. Be careful about mental alertness, as there could be drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, about whic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Nucynta (tapentadol) is like opia: nucynta (tapentadol) ER is like a long lasting opiate.in that it interacts with opiate receptors and some people get a buzz from it. it does have addi ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy helps: You're noticing your negative thinking here, and that's an extremely important step towards health! you can indeed learn to interrupt these thoughts ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o ... Read More
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