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A 53-year-old female asked:

is regular nucynta (tapentadol) approved for chronic pain?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Nucynta (tapentadol) is a: Schedule 2 narcotic analgesic in the class of Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) & others; it is approved for moderate to severe pain. Your doc will have to determine whether your pain management needs this med or whether others might work just as well. Chronic pain is also better managed by pain management docs/groups who incorporate a variety of modalities to achieve goals.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
No but...: The fda approved Nucynta (tapentadol) to treat moderate to severe acute pain. However, many patients are prescribed Nucynta (tapentadol) to treat moderate to severe acute pain. Nucynta (tapentadol) er (extended release) is approved to treat moderate to severe chronic pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: It is approved for moderate to severe acute pain. Many physicians use it for chronic pain (or breakthough pain in chronic pain).

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