I want to quit taking this drug. I had a knee replacement. I need to quit taking it. How do I do it?
It would help if you could say why you need to stop taking it. If you're only two weeks off a knee replacement, you've still got a whole lot of healing and physical therapy ahead of you. I had my knee replaced 3 years ago and I can assure you that once your more aggressive physical therapy begins, a prescription pain killer will help you a lot more than an OTC pain killer will. As with any narcotic medication, it's usually best to quit with your doctor's help. I would strongly suggest you talk to your Dr about wanting to stop your medication and let him assist you. I wish you the best of luck!
Dedie, Lisa is right. If Nucynta makes you feel bad then you should talk to your Dr about a different pain medication because you WILL need it. Outcomes are much better for people who use pain medication 30 minutes prior to their PT session than those who dont. If you hurt, you will not be able to move that joint fully and this will jeopardize your healing and progress. You will likely need pain medication for 3-6 months. It is best to use something stronger in the first few months then you can begin tapering down to an NSAID or OTC pain med at that point. You need to talk to your surgeon and let him know how Nucynta makes you feel.
- Nucynta Information for Consumers
- Nucynta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nucynta (detailed)
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