Nucynta vs Oxycodone

Nucynta
(Rx)
Oxycodone
(Rx)
Nucynta is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Oxycodone is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
3.3
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Pain
1.7
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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November 20, 2008
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
6,424 Discussions
192,359 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Chronic Pain
#3 for Severe Pain
Nucynta is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Chronic Pain
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Back Pain
#6 for Severe Pain
#7 for Nerve Pain
Oxycodone is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Nuc
Nausea
9
Dizziness
4
Hallucinations
3
Serotonin Syndrome
2
Dry Mouth
2
Stomach Problems
1
Diabetes
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Palpitations
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Oxy
Nausea
6
Euphoria
5
Dizziness
3
Hallucinations
1
Paranoia
1
Rash
1
Blood Clots
1
Mood Swings
1
Sneezing
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Nucynta
Nuc
Oxycodone
Oxy
Nausea
Nuc
Oxy
9
6
Dizziness
Nuc
Oxy
4
3
Hallucinations
Nuc
Oxy
3
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Nuc
Oxy
2
0
Dry Mouth
Nuc
Oxy
2
0
Stomach Problems
Nuc
Oxy
1
0
Diabetes
Nuc
Oxy
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Nuc
Oxy
1
0
Palpitations
Nuc
Oxy
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Nuc
Oxy
1
0
Nausea
Oxy
Nuc
6
9
Euphoria
Oxy
Nuc
5
0
Dizziness
Oxy
Nuc
3
4
Hallucinations
Oxy
Nuc
1
3
Paranoia
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Rash
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Blood Clots
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Mood Swings
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Sneezing
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Oxy
Nuc
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Nucynta during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Oxycodone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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When taken with alcohol a rapid relaese of the drug might occur and may be potentially deadly.
There may be a negative interaction between Oxycodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg
Concentrate: 20 mg/mL, 20 mg/mL (1 mL)
Capsule: 5 mg
Solution: 5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol while taking narcotics as it may increase their toxicity.
Avoid or limit grapefruit juice while taking narcotics because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Tapentadol Hydrochloride
Oxycodone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Nucynta and Oxycodone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Hi Donnabe, I also have severe nausea and vomiting with ...
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"Hi Donnabe, I also have severe nausea and vomiting with Codiene, hydrocodone, Oxycodone so my doctor changed me to Nucynta which is supposed to be better at preventing nausea and it works. I have... "
texadillo53
May 23, 2016
My doctor gave me Nucynta as it does not throw up as many red flags. I take between 20 and 50 pills a year for chronic pain. Has kept me out of my visits to the er for morphine shots. Works great for me.

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