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Nucynta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- What are the possible side effects of tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- How should I take tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nucynta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nucynta)?
- What should I avoid while taking tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- What other drugs will affect tapentadol (Nucynta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nucynta)?
Since tapentadol is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nucynta)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of tapentadol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, blurred vision, confusion, vomiting, cold and clammy skin, weak pulse, shallow breathing, fainting, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while taking tapentadol (Nucynta)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using tapentadol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with tapentadol. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
What other drugs will affect tapentadol (Nucynta)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by tapentadol. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other narcotic pain medicines.
There may be other drugs that can interact with tapentadol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tapentadol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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