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Can I use Nucynta if I have a history of digestive diseases?

You should not take the pain medication Nucynta (tapentadol) if you have paralytic ileus, a partial or complete bowel obstruction that prevents digested food from passing through the intestines. Because Nucynta tends to slow down muscle contractions in your digestive tract, it can worsen this condition. Make sure your doctor knows that you have paralytic ileus so that he or she can prescribe a pain-relief drug that's safe for you to use.

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