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Is it safe to take Nucynta 75 and Effexor 75 together?

Hi my name is Bridgette, and I have been taking Nucynta 75 mg tablets 3 times a day for about 2 months and I also take a 100 mg tablet 2 times a day every twelve hours for about a month now, I just recently got put on Effexor 75 mg tablets a week ago, I was told that they could go against each other in some kind of way, I really need both of these meds should I continue with treatment.

Mon, 16 Dec 2013
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Hi Bridgette!
welcome to HCM!
Nucyntia contains tapentadol, an opioid agonist indicated for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in adults and neuropathic pain when a continuous, round-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.Venlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.Since Nucyntia also is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors so their effects may be added and dose has to be adjusted accordingly!Hope this helps!
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Is it safe to take Nucynta 75 and Effexor 75 together?

Hi Bridgette! welcome to HCM! Nucyntia contains tapentadol, an opioid agonist indicated for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in adults and neuropathic pain when a continuous, round-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.Venlafaxine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Venlafaxine is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.Since Nucyntia also is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors so their effects may be added and dose has to be adjusted accordingly!Hope this helps!