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Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

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

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

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

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Pharmacy
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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 11 months ago
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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 11 months 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?

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Customer reply replied 11 months 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 reply replied 11 months ago
No
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 11 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
but is there a long acting drug like Nucynta That is equivalent that I could take
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 11 months 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.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 11 months 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

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