A 53-year-old female asked:
is regular nucynta (tapentadol) approved for chronic pain?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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Pain Management 27 years experience
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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