When prescribing Nucynta, your healthcare provider will consider several factors before recommending a specific dosage. These factors include the type of pain you are having, how severe it is, and whether you are taking other medications, among others. On average, a single dose of Nucynta ranges from 50 to 100 mg. The medication is typically taken every four to six hours.
An Introduction to Dosing With NucyntaThe dose of Nucynta™ (tapentadol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type and severity of your pain
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other pain medications you have tried
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Nucynta Dosage for PainAs with many opioid pain relievers, there is variation in the dose of Nucynta that can be tolerated and that will effectively relieve pain. The exact amount will depend on several factors, such as the severity of pain and your history of opioid use (people become tolerant to the effects of opioids over time). In general, typical Nucynta dosages range from 50 to 100 mg every four to six hours.
The first day of use, your healthcare provider may recommend increasing your Nucynta dose as soon as one hour after the first dose if it appears that you will need a higher dosage. Amounts higher than 700 mg on the first day or 600 mg on subsequent days have not been studied and are not currently recommended.
If you have liver disease, your healthcare provider may recommend starting with a low dose, since you may not handle Nucynta as well as normal.