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Precautions and Warnings With Tapentadol ER

Who Should Not Take Tapentadol ER?

You should not take tapentadol ER if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, Nucynta ER, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Have significant respiratory depression (slow or ineffective breathing due to a variety of causes) that is not treated.
 
 
  • Have high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercarbia).
 
  • Have a bowel obstruction (paralytic ileus).
 
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days. MAOIs include:
 
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which tapentadol ER should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
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