Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Nucynta is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mgER is an extended-release form of tapentadol and is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain that is not controlled by other medicines. This form of Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Do not use Nucynta if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
You should not use Nucynta if you have severe breathing problems, or a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus.
Tapentadol can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take Nucynta in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
Tapentadol may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Never share the medicine with another person. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother has taken this medicine during pregnancy.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use Nucynta with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing. Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg
Before taking this medicine Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg
You should not use Nucynta if you are allergic to tapentadol, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems; or
- a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines).
Do not use Nucynta if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
To make sure Nucynta is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- any type of breathing problem or lung disease;
- a head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
- drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney disease; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
If you use opioid medicine while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug.This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.Nucynta (Tapentadol) 100mg