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I have been taking 4 -100 mg nucyntas for 3-4 years. Because…

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I have been taking 4 -100 mg nucyntas for 3-4 years. Because of cost & little availability my Dr is weaning me off nucynta. 4 per day 75 mg 1st week, 3 per day 75 mg 2nd week; 2 per day 75 mg 3rd week; 1 per day 75 mg 4th week then stop. I am to start butrans 1 per day patch after. I have chronic pain. My question he is obviously weaning off nucynta correctly, but what about pain levels especially during weeks 3 & 4. Nucynta goes away but pain stays.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Allergic to penicillin.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had open heart surgery 2012, almost died with osteo myelitis in 2016 requiring surgery to remove e.coli; have severe arthritis in my shoulders, spine, knees. also have RSD (CRPS), 2 pinched nerves in lumbar of spine.

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Dr. C. Rollins
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Hi this is Dr. Rollins I am a board certified licensed pharmacist with over 15 years of experience. I would talk to your physician about getting started on the Butrans patch before you are completely off of the Nucynta to allow for pain control or you will have pain symptoms as you ween off. Also if cost is an issue and you are not on Medicare D or government insurance you may be eligible for a copay coupon. Try Nucynta.com and Butrans.com. Hopefully this fully answers your question and has earned a 5 star rating. Thanks.

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