Nucynta Withdrawal and Detox

Nucynta is a medication that is prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe short-term pain, such as pain relating to an injury or surgical procedure. It is an opioid analgesic, which means it changes the way the brain responds to pain to reduce the pain patients feel.

Common side effects associated with Nucynta, which do not require medical attention, include nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, and drowsiness. Let your doctor know if these common side effects persist or worsen over time.

Other serious side effects of Nucynta, which should be reported to your doctor right away, include confusion, stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss.

You should immediately seek medical attention if you notice serious side effects of Nucynta, such as slow or shallow breathing, fainting, seizures, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

This is not a complete list of all the possible side effects associated with Nucynta. If you believe you are experiencing a side effect of Nucynta that has not been listed above, let your doctor know.

You should set up a meeting with your doctor if you no longer want to take Nucynta to treat your pain. Do not abruptly discontinue your treatment, as this will predispose you to severe Nucynta withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor about tapering off the Nucynta dose so you can avoid enhanced withdrawal symptoms as much as possible.
Potential withdrawal symptoms of Nucynta include anxiety, sweating, insomnia, rigors, pain, nausea, tremors, diarrhea, upper respiratory symptoms, piloerection, and, very rarely, hallucinations.
Everyone experiences Nucynta withdrawal differently. For this reason, there is no exact timeline as to how long the symptoms will last. On average, patients can expect to see withdrawal symptoms around 12 hours after taking the last dose of Nucynta. Typically, withdrawal symptoms should subside within 5 to 7 days, but withdrawal may last longer for some patients.
If you are having difficulties managing withdrawal symptoms of Nucynta, you should seek a medically assisted detoxification program. This kind of program allows patients to safely detox from Nucynta in the presence of medically-trained staff. Staff will be able to answer any questions a patient has about the withdrawal process. Remember, not everyone experiences withdrawal in the same way, and you should not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
All patients should keep an updated list of their current medications and share this with their doctor. This is important because many medications, as well as herbal products and over the counter drugs, may cause an interaction with Nucynta.

Products that can cause an interaction with Nucynta include pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, and naltrexone.

Choosing a Nucynta center to support you during your recovery journey is an integral part of living a healthy, substance-free life. If you are unsure about which Nucynta center is right for you, schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what kind of Nucynta center features you should seek. You may also want to consider how long you have taken Nucynta and your usage frequency when making this decision.

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