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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 bit 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 bit 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 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). Dr R ...Read more

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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 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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