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Dr. Bridget
Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
Category: Pharmacy
Satisfied Customers: 1057
Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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Just spoke to you and did not get an answer and paid my money for it
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Nucynta ER 50mg, Percocet For breakthrough pain .I have asthma and would like to know if there is a drug equivalent to this that does not interfere with breathing
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Over a year And failed back surgery pain since 1997 and spinal fusion in 1998 .It helps but I have asthma and it has a breathing indication .Is there another drug equivalent that does not have this indication
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for your question! You're speaking with Dr. Bridget. I appreciate your patience as I review your question and prepare my response.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 month ago.

Hello! I replied to your original question at 9:10 am: Nucynta can certainly cause symptoms like shortness of breath and cough. Often times, it can occur when you first start on the drug or when the dose is increased. Is the Nucynta ER a new drug for you or did you recently have the dose increased?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No but I take care of both of my parents by myself my dad is 90 in dying of leukemia I would like to know if there is a drug that is similar that will not affect my asthma
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for clarifying. Do you tolerate the Percocet without breathing trouble?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
but is there a long acting drug like Nucynta That is equivalent that I could take
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 month ago.

Yes, there is a long acting drug I would recommend: Oxycontin. It has the same ingredient that is in Percocet (oxycodone). Since you already know you tolerate that drug, it will be the best one to try.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 month ago.

You are welcome!

Please feel free to reply here if you think of any follow-up questions. I will be happy to assist you!

Best wishes,

Dr. Bridget