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Can you tell me about the medication nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg?

Can you tell me about the medication nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg?

Nucynta (tapentadol) ER: It is the first non-opioid based molecule in the last 20-25 years that has an opioid and nor-epinephrine effect. It is an effective pain medication. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Talk to your doctor : This is an opioid analgesic similar to morphine. From what I have read, it is safe and effective when taken properly and as prescribed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is nucynta (tapentadol) safe for teen?

Is nucynta (tapentadol) safe for teen?

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

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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.

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.

Avoid combination : Very risky to combine a sedative and an opioid. This can depress your breathing and this is how accidental deaths happen. Take your pain medication earlier and use something like Melatonin for sleep ...Read more

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What is nucynta (tapentadol) and is it safe?

What is nucynta (tapentadol) and is it safe?

Nucynta (tapentadol): It is tapentadol. It has dual actions — working on the opioid and the nor-epinephrine receptors. It is very safe provided you do not have any side effects. ...Read more

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Can I have a drink or two on nucynta (tapentadol)?

Can I have a drink or two on nucynta (tapentadol)?

Abstain while in tx: It has been known that there is a warning about dangerous effects mixing tapentadol with alcoholic beverages. I would suggest not to drink alcohol until you complete your treatment. ...Read more

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How long does nucynta (tapentadol) stay in your urine?

How long does nucynta (tapentadol) stay in your urine?

See below: The blood half-life (time for half to be eliminated) is 4-5 hours. So it takes 16-20 hours to clear the bloodstream after a dose (4 half-lives). I would figure 3-4 days for the drug and its metabolites to clear the urine. ...Read more

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Why does nucynta (tapentadol) not show up on urine tox?

Why does nucynta (tapentadol) not show up on urine tox?

Nucenta: It can if the drug test is designed to test for it. Understand that urine tox come in many "flavors" that test for different things. Chances are your tox test did not test for nucynta (tapentadol).
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How effective is nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg every 12 hours?

How effective is nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100 mg every 12 hours?

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

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Can I have one/two drinks on Nucynta (tapentadol)? I read online a couple people drink VERY lightly and it's fine.

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

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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

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Is regular nucynta (tapentadol) approved for chronic pain?

Is regular nucynta (tapentadol) approved for chronic pain?

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

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Could you take nucynta (tapentadol) and percocet together?

Nucynta (tapentadol) and percocet: Yes you could as long as the Nucynta (tapentadol) is the "ER". It would make no sense to take the regular Nucynta (tapentadol) ("IR) with Percocet as both are short acting and it makes no sense to take two short acting agents. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take nucynta (tapentadol) and percocet together?

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

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Took nucynta (tapentadol) Er yesterday at 3. Can I have a couple beers tonight?

Took nucynta (tapentadol) Er yesterday at 3. Can I have a couple beers tonight?

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

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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?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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

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Why would a pharmacist not want to fill a prescription for nucynta (tapentadol)?

Why would a pharmacist not want to fill a prescription for nucynta (tapentadol)?

Nucynta (tapentadol): Many reasons — perhaps you are already on something that might react with it, secondly its expensive and they do not want to stock it, thirdly your Insurance will not cover this ...Read more

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Can I take Metaxalone with Nucynta (tapentadol) Er?

Can I take Metaxalone with Nucynta (tapentadol) Er?

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

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Can nucynta (tapentadol) be used to wean off of Suboxone?

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No: Using Nucynta (tapentadol) while taking Suboxone can cause withdrawal symptoms. Please seek doctor advise before taking new medication. ...Read more

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What antidepressant can be used with nucynta (tapentadol)?

What antidepressant can be used with nucynta (tapentadol)?

Nucynta (tapentadol): It is a narcotic pain reliever. Not recommended with antidepressants that raise serotonin level such as ssris, snris or MAO inhibitors. May be safer with wellbutrin (bupropion) antidepressant. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Took Nucynta (tapentadol) ER yesterday at 4, can I take cymbalta today?

Took Nucynta (tapentadol) ER yesterday at 4, can I take cymbalta today?

No interaction : There no interaction between Nucynta (tapentadol) ER and Cymbalta sometime for chronic pain conditions they are prescribed together. ...Read more

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Should cymbalta (90/day) and nucynta (tapentadol) ER (300/day) be taken together?

Should cymbalta (90/day) and nucynta (tapentadol) ER (300/day) be taken together?

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