Nucynta (tapentadol) has an average elimination half life of approximately 4 hours. The half life is used to estimate how long it takes for a drug to be eliminated from the body. Generally it takes 5.5 half-lives for a drug to be removed from the body, when it is deemed to no longer have an effect.
Therefore as a guide for Nucynta it would take 22 hours (5.5 x 4 hours) to be removed from the body.
Elimination of a drug varies from person to person due to factors like age, weight, other medications taken, or other medical conditions present, also kidney function, liver function etc. Therefore half life is used as a guide or an estimate of how long it may take for the drug elimination.
Nucynta (tapentadol) is an opioid pain medication and will show up on a drug screen as an opiate.
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It would show up in a urine screening as an opiate. If you have to take a drug test for work you should let them know your are on prescription pain medication.
It stays in your body 22 hours to3 days
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- Nucynta Information for Consumers
- Nucynta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nucynta (detailed)
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