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
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