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I am just checking to see what the best way to taper off

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Hi Pearl. I am just checking to see what the best way to taper off Nucynta is. I've been on 50 mg 4x a day for 5 years. I have been tapering to 3 a day for the last two days without problems, and my plan is to get down to 1-1/2 a day over the next 3 weeks. Is this a reasonable plan to not get withdrawal.
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Customer: I have pretty severe adrenal hyperplasia which causes hypertension, but I take Doxasosin, Clonidine (both oral and patch) and Norvasc. I just would really like to get off narcotic medication for my chronic pain, and try more alternatives such as acupuncture.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Nucynta is a weak opiate.

Hence better to taper slowly.

Best option will be to lower by 1 pill every week.

So stay on 3 pills daily a week then so on.

Should be ok.
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