A member asked:

My dr put me on nucynta (tapentadol) 200mg er for break through pain. i don't like it how long will it stay it my system? when will i feel normal again?

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Dr. Evans Prieston answered

Specializes in Pharmacology

Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is a long acting version of Nucynta (tapentadol). The ER is not intended for breakthrough pain. Patients are normally given the ER version and then the regular short acting version for breakthrough pain. Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is intended to to produce an effect for up to 24 hours in patients with normal kidney and liver function

Answered 7/18/2014


Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Nucynta er for btp: Firstly using an ER medication for Break through pain (BTP) is not appropriate. Nucynta IR is used for BTP. The ER is used for baseline pain. If you did use the ER then I would wait for at least 24-36hrs.

Answered 10/21/2018



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