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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have degenrative disk disease i take 6 pills of percocet 10/325. my dr. wants me to try nucynta, (tapentadol) which is stronger?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Nucynta (tapentadol): Found to be equivalent to oxycodone (percocet) with fewer GI side effects. Nucynta (tapentadol) thought to work like Percocet and possibly the same way as cymbalta. Nucynta (tapentadol) comes in short and long acting.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 29 years experience
Potency: 50 mg of Nucynta (tapentadol) is as potent as 10 mg of percocet.
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