A 55-year-old female asked:
what is the proper dosage of nucynta (tapentadol) following a lower molar extraction with bone graft and stitches?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Kyle Shank answered
13 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Nucynta (tapentadol) is a newer drug for people with a true narcotic allergy which is relatively rare. It's a schedule 2, so similar to percocet/oxycodone in strength. Dosage depends partially on your tolerance to pain meds is, so someone with a history of a lot of paineds will need a higher dose that someone who hasn't taken much. That said, average dosing is 50-100mg every 4-6hrs as needed for pain.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Richard Ruden answered
38 years experience Dentistry
One tab 4-6 hrs: Tapentadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for a short time. Tapentadol is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. Normally one tablet every 4-6 hours is sufficient however, your doctor may tell you to take another tablet one hour after your first dose for severe pain.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
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