My dr. changed my 100mg nucynta every 4hrs to 200mg ER every 12hrs and was wondering what makes the ER different from the regular 100mg other than its coated and doesnt release all at once? Will it help to relieve the pain as much or better since 100mg every 4hrs is more mg's in a 12hr period than the 200mg ER every 12hrs. I have several ruptured and herniated disk in my cervical and lumbar sections of my back,i also have some cracked and bulged disk in the thorasic area and have had several surgeries to fix the other problems i got from being ran over by a car a few yrs ago.The surgeries ive had took care of the life threatning injuries that occured from the accident.
That is a strange drug as I was going to compare it to long acting & immediate release morphine because I've been on both one for long acting pain control & immediate release for break through pain control but switched to dilaudid for break through pain & then switched to just taking dilaudid which is an immediate release drug every 4hrs because I myself find I get better pain relief from taking more fast acting tabs then less long acting but like I said Nucyta uses drugs they use in anti-depressants to help them work so I'd give them a try & if you feel they aren't working as well ask to go back to the 100's every 4hrs & unless there was a reason he switched you to the long acting your doctor should do it. Hope it works for you .
I was switched from 100 mg every fourhrs to 200 mg er every twelve hrs this has helped me with the roller coaster effect it's steady and even dose no more nausea and pain spikes but I do take more for break thru pain regular nucynta 75 mg but after a few days I didn't need the extra meds hope this helps
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