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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Nucynta-discontinued
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Has it been discontinued? Post the thing already ## I'm sorry, what thing are you looking for? I am not finding any information, at this time, that Nucynta, which contains the active ingredient Tapentadol, that is used to treat pain, has been discontinued. However, if it was a very recent action, it may not be added to the FDA databases, yet. Do you have a source for this information? ## Walgreens has stated Nucynta has been discontinued as of 9/14/2017. Could not fill my prescription. ## my walgreens told me it is discontinued also. sept 22 ## My mother has been taking nucynta for years. It's the only drug she doesn't have a reaction to. Her pharmacy has said it was a manufacturing problem and they would have it in a few weeks. Doesn't help right now as a believe she is...
Updated 16 minutes 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 effects, 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 u...
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Nucynta and Lortab 9 hours later?
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I recently was switched from Lortab to Nucynta 75 for migraines to trial it out. I took a Nucynta at 9am and am wondering if I can take Lortab 10mg at 5pm? ## Did your doctor tell you take it, as well? If not, and you were actually switched, you should not do so. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth.
Updated 24 days 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 25 days ago.
 
Om 50 Yellow Pill
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please be extremely careful with this medication. I took two last night approx an hour apart and about 2 hours later I had to go to the hospital for severe depressed breathing among other things. ## Hi Matt, Thanks for sharing the warning on this pill. I know every drug can effect each person differently, but this really sounds like it's not for anyone. I located the round yellow pill in description to be Nucynta tapentadol (50 mg). Tapentadol is a centrally acting analgesic; it has both opiod and non-opiod activities. This drug does have a high potential for abuse (although, I'm not sure who would want to abuse it after reading your post). It's good to hear that you made it out ok though! That must've been a huge scare. A lot of these pain medications can have the worst...
Updated 2 months 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.
 
nucynta, side effects
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I was just prescribed nucynta after being on percocet for over 3 years. Im very nervous about taking the first dose after reading the side effects. I work in the public eye and do ALOT of face to face contact and am nervous about not being able to think straight or put out a coherent thought. Should i be concerned about this side effect as much as i am. ## Hello, Tinkerbell! How are you? If you are already opiate tolerant, you likely won't have as much of a problem with it as someone that hasn't taken them before. However, the only way to find out how it will affect you is by trying it. Is there a chance that you could start it on a day off, when you won't have to worry about it, so much? The FDA classifies this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potenti...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Nucynta ER - dosing times for best effectiveness
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What are the best times to take Nucynta ER? I take it in the morning but it wears off in the afternoon and I don't feel well. ## There are really no best times to take it, it depends on what works for you. If it's wearing off fast, you may need a dosage adjustment, or you might need to try a different medication. The FDA warns that Nucynta carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. Is this the only medication you are currently taking?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
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 5 months 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 7 months 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: (26 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.
  • 6 more results ...

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


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Nucynta ER useless I am a doctor who treats and "enjoys" a chronic pain problem. My PCP suggested nucynta. We tried it for several ... 4 replies
Nucynta My mother was advised to try Nucynta for pain relief. The doasge she is trying is 100mg. She can take a totoal of 600 mg... 3 replies
nucynta, side effects I was just prescribed nucynta after being on percocet for over 3 years. Im very nervous about taking the first dose afte... 2 replies
Nucynta ER 100 mgs tablets What's Nucynta ER comparable to as far as a pain reliever goes? ## According to the study linked below from NIH.gov,... 2 replies
nucynta/not working anymore Has anyone had the problem with nucynta not working anymore? ## How long have you been taking it? Though the time frame ... 2 replies
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