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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi, i am having surgery... the me wants to put my on ir nucynta (tapentadol) instead of vicodin. how would it compare to vicodin? what would be an equivalent dose

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
About equal: The dosing of IR Nucynta (tapentadol) and hydrocodone (the narcotic in Vicodin) are pretty equivalent. No table I could find shows direct comparison of Vicodin to Nucynta (tapentadol). But 4mg morphine=12mg Hydrocodone. 4mg morphine=10mg Nucynta (tapentadol). So pretty comparable. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R
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