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Tapentadol (Trade name Nucynta) is a centrally-acting analgesic with a unique dual mode of action as an agonist at the μ-opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is considered to have a potency between tramadol and morphine.. Tapentadol is a new agent with opioid and nonopioid acitivity in a single compound
The above tells us that the pain killing strength is in between tramadol and morphine. So definately not a strong opiate but worth a try for sure. The first single molecule opiate in 25 years...
It's ok for pain, but if you have depression and are on any ssri's it can cause serotonin syndrome and some other problems. So then all the progress I had before taking Nucynta went out the window as my brain was being overloaded with serotonin. Read all the info that came with the med when it was filled or do more research. If you see a mental health physician, then I would ask them about it as well.
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