new opioid analgesic called Nucynta (new-SINN-tah, tapentadol)

You'll see ads for a new opioid analgesic called Nucynta (new-SINN-tah, tapentadol)...for moderate to severe acute pain.

It's an opioid agonist and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor...similar to tramadol (Ultram, etc).

But Nucynta is stronger and is a C-II controlled substance.

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