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Brooklyn, NY
A 23-year-old female asked:

i take nucynta (tapentadol) 50 mg every 12 hours. i'm in a lot of pain. i took one at 10 am. can i take another now?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Call Dr - ask/inform: Definitely call your doctor to ask or inform them. You dose is low, so it will probably not be dangerous, but try to avoid any more until the next due dosage until you contact them. Be careful w/ what you do once you've taken another - i.e., no driving. In extreme cases 100mg are used - don't worry. Just be careful and call!
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You need to contact: the prescribing doctor for advice. We do not know why you are on pain medication, what other medications you are on, what pain contracts you have agreed to etc.

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San Antonio, TX
A 34-year-old female asked:

My dr put me on nucynta (tapentadol) 200mg ER for break through pain. I don't like it how long will it stay it my system? When will I feel normal again?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is a long acting version of Nucynta (tapentadol). The ER is not intended for breakthrough pain. Patients are normally given the ER version and then the regular short acting version for breakthrough pain. Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is intended to to produce an effect for up to 24 hours in patients with normal kidney and liver function

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