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Nucynta Respiratory Depression Side Effects

Nucynta Respiratory Depression Side Effect Reports


The following Nucynta Respiratory Depression side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Nucynta or it might take time to develop.



Toxicity To Various Agents, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Depression, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Blood Glucose Abnormal

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Nucynta Er (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Caffeine
  • Butalbital
  • Cannabis
When starting to take Nucynta Er the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Blood Glucose Abnormal
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Nucynta Er.
Intentional Overdose, Respiratory Depression, Tachycardia, Electroencephalogram Abnormal, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Restlessness, Hypertension, Acidosis

This Respiratory Depression Nucynta Er side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Mar 20, 2014. A male , 30 years of age, was treated with Nucynta Er. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Tachycardia
  • Electroencephalogram Abnormal
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Restlessness
  • Hypertension
  • Acidosis
. Nucynta Er dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Tramadol
  • Baclofen
  • Ethanol
The patient was hospitalized.
Suicide Attempt, Toxicity To Various Agents, Intentional Overdose, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Depression, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Miosis

This is a Nucynta side effect report of a 73-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nucynta (dosage:20 Mg 4 Doses, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Miosis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nucynta treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Depression.

Intentional Overdose, Hypertension, Suicide Attempt, Serotonin Syndrome, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Depression, Lethargy, Miosis, Nystagmus

A 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Nucynta Er treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Nucynta Er treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Hypertension
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Lethargy
  • Miosis
  • Nystagmus
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acetaminophen
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Nucynta Er side effects, such as Respiratory Depression.
Unresponsive To Stimuli, Respiratory Depression, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Hypotension, Tachycardia, Convulsion, Bradycardia, Pneumonia, Toxicity To Various Agents

A patient from US was prescribed and started Nucynta Er on Oct 11, 2013. Patient felt the following Nucynta side effects: unresponsive to stimuli, respiratory depression, depressed level of consciousness, hypotension, tachycardia, convulsion, bradycardia, pneumonia, toxicity to various agents Additional patient health information: male , 28 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Nucynta Er dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxycodone
The patient was hospitalized.
Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Depression, Fluid Retention, Aspiration, Hypotension, Nausea, Pain

This report suggests a potential Nucynta Respiratory Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): back pain and used Nucynta (dosage: Supposedly Took 160 Plus Tablets Of 50 Mg Tapentadol Hydrochloride) starting NS. Soon after starting Nucynta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Fluid Retention
  • Aspiration
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea
  • Pain
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Diazepam
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Pregabalin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Nucynta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Depression, may still occur.
Agitation, Somnolence, Respiratory Depression, Blood Pressure Increased, Sinus Tachycardia, Overdose, Acidosis

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 14, 2013 by a Female taking Nucynta (dosage: NA) . Location: US , 35 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nucynta side effects: agitation, somnolence, respiratory depression, blood pressure increased, sinus tachycardia, overdose, acidosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Adderall
  • Antipsychotic
  • Ssri
  • Methamphetamine
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Benzodiazepine Nos
  • Tricyclic Antidepressant
Coma, Apnoea, Overdose, Respiratory Depression, Acute Lung Injury, Poisoning, Bradycardia, Sinus Arrhythmia

This Respiratory Depression problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Nucynta Ir (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Benzodiazepine
When commencing Nucynta Ir, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Coma
  • Apnoea
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Poisoning
  • Bradycardia
  • Sinus Arrhythmia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Intentional Overdose, Metabolic Acidosis, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Depression, Convulsion, Tachycardia, Hypoglycaemia, Aspiration, Nausea

This is a Nucynta Er side effect report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Nucynta Er (dosage: 3 Large Handfulls Of Tapentadol, Estimated To Be 90 Tablets Of 75 Mg Based On The Pill Count) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ethanol
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Convulsion
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Aspiration
  • Nausea
This opens a possibility that Nucynta Er could cause Respiratory Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pneumonia, Blood Ph Decreased, Lethargy, Respiratory Depression

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on May 25, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nucynta. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nucynta side effects: pneumonia, blood ph decreased, lethargy, respiratory depression. Nucynta dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Benzodiazepine Nos
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Nucynta.
Respiratory Depression, Lethargy, Blood Ph Decreased, Pneumonia

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 38-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain. The patient was prescribed Nucynta (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benzodiazepine Nos
When starting to take Nucynta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Lethargy
  • Blood Ph Decreased
  • Pneumonia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Nucynta.
Respiratory Depression, Convulsion, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Laceration

This Respiratory Depression Nucynta side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 31, 2011. A Female , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Nucynta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Convulsion
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Laceration
. Nucynta dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Tachycardia, Sinus Bradycardia, Hypertension, Intentional Overdose, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Respiratory Depression, Hypotension

This is a Nucynta side effect report of a 29-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nucynta (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Tachycardia
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Hypertension
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Hypotension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nucynta treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Depression.
Respiratory Depression, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Intentional Overdose, Hypertension, Tachycardia, Sinus Bradycardia, Hypotension

A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Nucynta treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Nucynta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Unresponsive To Stimuli
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Hypertension
  • Tachycardia
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Hypotension
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Nucynta side effects, such as Respiratory Depression.
Convulsion, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Laceration, Respiratory Depression

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Nucynta on Oct 22, 2010. After Nucynta was administered, patient encountered several Nucynta side effects: convulsion, depressed level of consciousness, laceration, respiratory depression Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Nucynta dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Nucynta Respiratory Depression Causes and Reviews


What is respiratory failure?

Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.

Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.

What causes respiratory failure?

Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
  • Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
What are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.

Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.

How is respiratory failure diagnosed?

Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam, which often includes
    • Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
    • Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
    • Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Diagnostic tests, such as
    • Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
    • Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.

Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.

What are the treatments for respiratory failure?

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on

  • Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
  • How severe it is
  • What is causing it

Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.

One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include

  • Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
  • Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
  • Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
  • Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
  • Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
  • Medicines for discomfort
  • Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.

If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.

If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.

Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Nucynta Respiratory Depression Reviews

Sun, 21 Nov 2010

Nucynta seems to give me a period of anxiety and mild chest discomfort, not pain but discomfort that seems to be related in some way to the anxiety which lasts for about a half hour, I dont know what the idea was supposed to be behind this medication (besides making money) but it ended up as a schedule 2 narcotic, in the same class as oxycontin / oxycodone ...... so for it to have negative side effects like this makes me wonder how it survived clinical trials, there are so many other (safer) drugs for managing pain in exactly the same class as Nucynta, not to mention the ridiculous expense.

Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Taking any medications with
serotonin? If you are, Nucynta ER can cause
life-threatening serotonin syndrome if you are taking any other serotonergic
drugs (Prozac, Effexor etc.). On January 18, 2012 I found my husband unconscious in our car, the
car’s emergency lights were flashing, fortunately the car was not on and the
garage door was open. I rushed him to the Emergency Room of, a major NJ medical
facility; he remained in the emergency room for 13 hours. He was then moved to a
room on the cardiac floor so he could be closely monitored for several more
days.

    After extensive testing and examination, I
was told he had been in renal failure. Further, x-rays indicated he might have pneumonia
or he might have ingested something in his lungs as he passed out in his car.
He also had very low oxygen levels in his blood. He had hallucinations, as I
watched, barely aware of his surroundings. His Internist, Neurologist, and
Pulmonary specialists, all confirmed the diagnosis of “Serotonin Syndrome”, a
life threatening condition. They agreed the cause appeared to be the addition
of Nucynta ER without elimination of the other medications with serotonin,
medications he had been taking for the past 4-5 years with no ill effects.

Wed, 03 Nov 2010
Flushing of cheeks, neck area after taking 50mg for pain associated with breast reconstruction
Sun, 23 Oct 2011
My girlfriend took 6 pills one shot !!! What can that medicine do ?!!!!
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