Nucynta

Active Ingredient(s): Tapentadol
FDA Approved: * November 20, 2008
Pharm Company: * ORTHO MCNEIL JANSSEN
Category: Pain Relief

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Nucynta Overview

Tapentadol (brand names: Nucynta, Palexia and Tapal) is a centrally acting opioid analgesic of the benzenoid class with a dual mode of action as an agonist of the μ-opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI).[1] Analgesia occurs within 32 minutes of oral administration, and lasts for 4–6 hours.[3] It is similar to tramadol in its dual mechanism of action; namely, its ability to activate the mu opioid receptor and inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine.[3] Unli...

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Extreme joint pain throughout
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I have severe joint pain throughout my body. It has been extremely severe these past few months. Unable to drive on bad days. Barely able to walk. Milder attacks allow me to drive and walk w/ a cane due to herniated and broken lower disks. My PM doc has put me on 200mg Nucynta ER 2x daily and 100 mg Nucynta for break through pain. Most recently they put me on 30mg Morphine ER which did not seem any better than Nucynta. Does anyone have any idea why every joint in my body would become so painful as to immobilize me? On bad attacks the Nucynta 200mg ER, 100mg for break through pain and 150mg Lyrica barely make a dent in the pain. Besides weight gain, I now have diabetes as I have been taking Nucynta, Lyrica for over 6 years but the 200mg ER was recently added and I was removed from the Nu...
Updated 8 minutes ago.
 
cincinnati pain clinic
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Hi, all, I just moved to Covington, KY from. Brooklyn, NY. I am taking Nucynta ER 150 mg/3 x a day, lyrica, celexa, Xanax 2 mg/3 x a day and a muscle relaxant. The main issues are the Nucynta and Xanax. I have had doctor after doctor laugh in my face when asking for this prescription. I started Xanax five years ago and Nucynta about a year ago. No one wants to prescribe Nucynta, either. I have tried Vicodin, oxy--everything. But finally found that Nucynta (a drug I paid $1500 for WITH insurance in NY) works for me. (I am a full time children's book author who spends 12 hours a day on the computer.) I am not an addict and will willingly comply to all drug panels. Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in or near Cincinnati as well as a pain management doctor or clinic? Thank you, all, i...
Updated 19 days ago.
 
Nucynta Effects
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hi there, i am currently taking oxys for my chronic pain, which work very well for me, but my dr has just given me a script for nucynta which is a fairly new drug. just wondering if anyone has any experience with these and if they can give me any info regarding the buzz, if any, side effects etc compared to oxys. any help would be greatly appreciated thx in advance for ur time ## I haven't used it, but I can provide you with some basic information on it. Nucynta contains the active ingredient Tapentadol, which is a centrally acting analgesic. It is related to opiates, so the side effects it can cause are very similar and may include: nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Learn more: Is there any one that has used this and can provide more information? ## I've been using...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Va Disabled No Health Insurance Does The Manufacturer Of Nucynta Offer Any Aid
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My brother in law is living on about $500 a month, as a disabled vet. I am a social worker, partnering with an MD. My partner prescribed him meds, but he can't pay the pharmacy. Some companies have an indigent policy, does this one? ## Yes, there are actually two programs that help with Nucynta for those that don't have insurance. One is through Johnson & Johnson, you can reach them for program details and an application at 800-652-6227. And the other is through Together RX Access and they can be reached at 800-444-4106. Learn more Nucynta details here. Can you let me know if either one helps? ## Vernon, Thank you. I will get back to you tomorrow. Sincerely, Barry ## My brother, you better run from that drug Nucynta. You sound like one of those who honestly need pain medicat...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Nucynta and issues
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Has anyone had a problem with nucynta making them sick. I've tried 3 different times now to start taking this medication and each time within 3 to 5 days I end up with upset stomach verging on vomiting, diarrhea, not able to think straight. I don't know if I've been truly sick over 3 times in a month or if this is a reaction to the medication. And it's not helping my pain. Any info would be great. Thanks ## Those can be side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience anxiety, constipation and heart burn. Most side effects, however, are transient and tend to go away with time, once your body gets used to the medication. But, if it isn't helping your pain, you may want to inform your doctor and see if you can try something else. Is ther...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
pdr narcotics
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I suffer from chronic pain/neuropathy. I am medically disabled due to the neuropathy and chronic pain. Currently I am taking A total of 400 mg of Nucynta ER daily and a total of 200 mg of the center I are daily. Initially I was taking 200 mg ER in the morning 200 mg at night and 50 mg of IR in the morning and 50 at night. However, after several months, I found out that my pain was more controlled by taking 400 mg of your center in the morning and 100 mg of BIR in the morning also for total of 500 mg this work much better for me and my pain generally was controlled from 8 to 12 hours depending on activity and other issues The problem is that after about 6 PM every evening I am in severe pain again with no medications left . After checking the physicians desk reference PDR, I found out th...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Nucynta not working
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My doctor put me on nucynta er 150 mg x2 daily for chronic pain and I'm not getting any pain relief. Does it take time to work? I've been on it for 3 weeks. ## Hello, Kurtfen! How are you? No, it is an opiate and should have some effect within about 15 to 20 minutes of taking it. However, it could be that it's just not the right medication to help you. The FDA classifies it as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Have you informed your doctor of the issue? You may need to try a different medication.
Updated 11 months ago.
 
Withdrawals from changing to Nucynta from Fentanyl?
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I've been on 75mcg fentanyl patches for about a year. I started having some issues with my blood sugar and sweating that I thought were from the patch. Then this month I found out my wife had been using them so I spoke to my doctor about changing. On 3/4 he switched me to 50mg nucynta er twice per day. Told me to discontinue the patches immediately. I did and had the left overs destroyed or whatever they do with them. I was fine for about a day and a half. Then started feeling very anxious and nervous. I would note the first night I did have hives on my arm but they went away quickly and I associated them with someone's body spray. Now it's been 5 days and I haven slept in 3. I have hydrocodone but I'm only supposed to take no more than 4 per day but my doctor hasaid tol...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Nucynta ER 100 mgs tablets
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What's Nucynta ER comparable to as far as a pain reliever goes? ## According to the study linked below from NIH.gov, "Tapentadol IR (the active ingredient in Nucynta) has comparable analgesic efficacy and overall safety to that of Oxycodone IR for the relief of moderate to severe, acute lower back pain as well as leg pain" Ref: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23703422 Another clinical study also compared 50mg and 75 mg dosages of Tapentadol IR to Oxycodone HCl IR 10 mg and reported similar efficacy, at: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19302899 I understand that this is referring to immediate release and not extended release, but perhaps this information will at least give you an idea of its potency/capabilities and what level of relief you might come to expect. Hope this helps! ## I underst...
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Switched to nucynta
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I have been on morphine er 30 and ir 15 for breath rough pain for 3 years I went to pain management dr today and she switched me to the nucynta 100er, and nucenta 50 for breakthough..does anyone know if this will help my back..I have 3 bulging discs and degenerating disks..I work full time and do alot of lifting and bendin..the morphine had worked great just didn't know if I got use to it. I was reading about nucynta and it says same class as tramadol and that does nothing for me do I need positive feedback that this will work and will I have withdraw from morphine? ## Hello, Renae! How are you? What you have to understand is that all the medications you've mentioned are in the same category, Tramadol is just a very mild opioid in comparison to the others. Nucynta contains the a...
Updated 1 year ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tapentadol
  • Solution: 20mg/ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Nucynta: (23 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-289 Nucynta 100 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA
  • 16590-863 Nucynta 50 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA
  • 16590-889 Nucynta 75 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-069 Nucynta 50 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-525 Nucynta 50 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-593 Nucynta 75 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Surgical & Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-611 Nucynta 100 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-770 12 Hr Nucynta 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-810 12 Hr Nucynta 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50458-817 Nucynta 20 mg/ml Oral Solution by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-820 Nucynta 50 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-830 Nucynta 75 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-840 Nucynta 100 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-860 12 Hr Nucynta 50 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-861 12 Hr Nucynta 100 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-862 12 Hr Nucynta 150 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-863 12 Hr Nucynta 200 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-864 12 Hr Nucynta 250 mg Extended Release Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 54868-5979 Nucynta 50 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-6002 Nucynta 75 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 3 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Tapentadol or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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