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Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid used to relieve short term moderate to severe pain. Tapentadol is a controlled substance and a new prescription must be obtained for each fill. There is no generic version of Nucynta available, but there is a twice-daily extended release option, Nucynta ER. Compare opioids.
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Nucynta Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not go away, if it gets worse, or if you have new or a different type of pain. You may develop tolerance to the medicine. Tolerance means that you will need a higher dose of the medicine for pain relief. Tolerance is normal and is expected if you take the medicine for a long time.

Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine because you may develop a severe reaction. Your body becomes used to the medicine. This does NOT mean you are addicted. Addiction is a behavior related to getting and using a drug for a non-medical reason. If you have pain, you have a medical reason to take pain medicine. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.

There are different types of narcotic medicines (opiates). If you take more than one type at the same time or if you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine will cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking heard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

body aches or pain

chills

cough

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty with breathing

fever

headache

loss of voice

lower back or side pain

muscle aches

unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

Anxiety

being forgetful or confused

clumsiness or unsteadiness

convulsions

drowsiness

fast or irregular heartbeat

feeling drunk

irritability or restlessness

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

rash, hives, or itching

sensation of heaviness

shakiness or trembling

slurred speech

swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

tightness in the chest

trouble with speaking or hoarseness

troubled breathing or swallowing

Incidence not known

Changes in behavior

dizziness

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

thoughts of killing oneself

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Constipation

nausea

vomiting

Less common

Abnormal dreams

decreased appetite

difficulty with moving

heartburn or indigestion

increased sweating

muscle pain or stiffness

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Rare

Change in vision

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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