I have been taking 80mg twicw a day for degenerative arthritis and fibromyalgia but this has stopped being effective, On a recent visit with my physician he prescribed 100 mg Nucynta every 6 hrs to be taken along with my oxycontin. After reading it seems like most people have replaced their former meds with Nucynta, not taken this medication in conjunction with other strong pain med's. Should I be concerned or discuss this with my Doc again before i have this filled?
Can you take oxycontin and nucynta together? Is it safe?
Question posted by Tracie Bernard on 7 Oct 2010
Last updated on 7 October 2010 by Rajive Goel
Applies to: OxyContin (oxycodone), Nucynta (tapentadol)
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
However, for more details, please talk with the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the meds, take care, be well & safe!
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