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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi, i am having surgery. md prescribed nucynta (tapentadol). how would this compare to vicodin? which one is stronger? what would be an equivalent dose of both?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 21 years experience
Similar: Nucynta (tapentadol) is similar in strength to vicodin and other opioids that are given for post op pain. There is no equivalent dose, so there is no answer to that question. When it was studied it was compared to oxycodone and was found to be just as effective.
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