Nucynta Addiction Related Topics

A drug called Nucynta (tapentadol) is often prescribed for patients who suffer long-term pain from conditions such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) or have other conditions often related to serious injuries – such as spinal compression. Nucynta is a centrally acting, opioid-based synthetic analgesic that is prescribed when other non-opioid treatments have failed to provide relief.

Because Nucynta has an opioid component, it is classified as a drug with a greater risk of abuse and addiction potential. Patients taking Nucynta are cautioned to use the drug as prescribed to avoid these risks. However, there are instances where this advice is not heeded. For some individuals, use of Nucynta seems to be less effective over time. This happens as their body becomes more tolerant to the drug and their level of pain seems to increase. The person may then take on a protocol of self-managing their dosages – taking the drug more frequently or in higher amounts than what was originally prescribed. As they continue to do this, their body will become more dependent on the drug and they will find that they have developed an addiction to it.

As with any opioid, stopping use can be difficult as a series of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms can kick in – sometimes making the person relapse rather than suffer from these. To help with the process, it is suggested that professional care be sought out.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using Nucynta, help to break this addiction is available. To learn more, check out the related topics or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.

Nucynta Related Topics

Nucynta Mixing It and AlcoholNucynta is a prescription medication that's given to patients to alleviate moderate to severe pain from traumatic injury. Nucynta should not be mixed with alcohol due to the potential for liver complications and the increased risk for severe respiratory depression.
Nucynta OverdoseNucynta is a brand name of the analgesic opioid tapentadol. Nucynta is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain following injury and for the management of chronic pain. To reach maximum effectiveness, Nucynta should be administered at the first sign of pain.
What You Need to Know About Taking Nucynta While Pregnant. If you are pregnant, or are considering becoming pregnant, and have questions about how safe Nucynta is to use during pregnancy, set up a meeting with your doctor to thoroughly discuss your options. In most situations, Nucynta is not recommended for use by pregnant women. This is because there is a lack of research as to the negative affects Nucynta can have on the fetus. However, your doctor may decide using Nucynta is right for you if the benefits of the medication outweigh the risks to the fetus.