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Can I use Nucynta if I am breastfeeding?

If you're breastfeeding, you should not take Nucynta (tapentadol). Studies suggest that this powerful medication, which is used to treat chronic around-the-clock pain, could pass into breast milk and be consumed by a nursing baby. This could put the baby at risk. If your doctor prescribes Nucynta for you and you're breastfeeding, tell him or her and talk about whether you should wean your baby or find another way to manage your pain.

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