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What pain medicine is Nucynta (tapentadol) ER compared to? I was just put on this medication and would like to know little about it. I get a little nervous.
I take nucynta (tapentadol) and percocet for pain. I recently failed two drug tests because nothing registered in my urine. I take them every day. How is this poss?
Get the confirmation: If you are taking your meds as prescribed and your provider is only doing a read-the-cup-in-the-office color-change test, then ask for your samples to be sent to the lab for urine drug screen confirmation. If you have a false-negative and are being threatened with discharge for noncompliance, then ask for the official reading. It's expensive, but you'll get to stay in your program! ...Read more
Sort of: Depends on who prescribed it. If a pediatrician or qualified doc specifically gave the medication according to age and weight, then it is likely safe. However, if you're dosing with it by yourself, then no. It's an opiate, a schedule ii, controlled substance. There is abuse potential with prolonged use, and dangers with overdose or improper use. ...Read more
I take 100mg of Nucynta three times a day. Just now, I wasn’t paying attention and took a double dose. Is this life threatening?
I took 1mg of lorazepam this evening, and about two hours later, my 100mg dose of Nucynta. Safe? Feel ok but nervous I took too close together.
Good effect: Nucynta (tapentadol) er is a good extended release opioid when treating chronic pain. If you are taking this drug or planning to take it for a long time, please be aware of a side effect that do not go away with time- constipation. Start now with a bowel program to minimize problems down the road. Senna with or without a stool softner (colace) is good. ...Read more
Can I have one/two drinks on Nucynta (tapentadol)? I read online a couple people drink VERY lightly and it's fine.
Nucynta (tapentadol) & Alcohol: Hello. Not recommended to mix alcohol and opioids (narcotics). If you must have a drink or two, you need to stagger your dose of nucynta (tapentadol) a good amount of time away from when you drink your 1-2 alcoholic beverages. Don't want to deal with synergistic side effects of the two taken together. ...Read more
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?
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 produce an effect for up to 24 hours in patients with normal kidney and liver function ...Read more
No: It is approved for moderate to severe acute pain. Many physicians use it for chronic pain (or breakthough pain in chronic pain). ...Read more
Possible, yes: I have seen some physicians use Nucynta (tapentadol) for the long acting medication and Percocet for breakthrough, but this needs to be very closely monitored. I would recommend you discuss with your physician increasing your Nucynta (tapentadol) if you are constantly needing short acting breakthrough meds. ...Read more
Nucynta (tapentadol) is like opia: Nucynta (tapentadol) ER is like a long-lasting opiate.in that it interacts with opiate receptors and some people get a buzz from it. it does have addiction potential. So as you might have guessed I would say no. Tomorrow assuming no additional nycenta ER. ...Read more
No problem: You can take that pain Rx and a decongestant, no problem. ...Read more
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?
I have degenrative disk disease I take 6 pills of percocet 10/325. My dr. Wants me to try nucynta, (tapentadol) which is stronger?
Called dr bc I can't tolerate nucynta (tapentadol) effects(3separate trials). Why does she insist I wait til next appt? Should i tough through to get pain relief?
It's a controlled rx: Nucynta (tapentadol) is a controlled medication. That means you need a written script and a visit with the doctor to make a change. There may be limited time in his schedule. Are you on other antidepressants that may interact with nucynta (tapentadol). Nucynta (tapentadol) works on nor Epinephrine as well as the morphine receptor. I can give it better pain relief but also more symptoms. Also, may interact with other drugs that work on the norepinephrine receptor. ...Read more
Drowsiness: If taken together may have additive effect and can make you dizzy and drowsy and there is a risk of depressing your breathing which is a big risk for death ...Read more
They are both long: Acting enough that the timing is likely irrelevant. www.drugs.com has the following warning on any combination of sedating meds. Monitor: central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients. Best to discuss with your own physician who knows the details of your physical condition. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: That will be fine; you may be more tired during the day today. ...Read more