A 55-year-old female asked:
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what is the proper dosage of nucynta (tapentadol) following a lower molar extraction with bone graft and stitches?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
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
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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Dr. William Dapper
36 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Depends on whether immediate release or extended release and the type of pain. 50, 75 0r 100mg every 4-6 hours. Your doctor will prescribe the correct amount for you.
Answered on Aug 31, 2013
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Heal time: Approximately 2 weeks depending on your healing. If it is still sore give it another week.
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