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Can I use Nucynta if I have a history of hypercapnia?

Unless it is absolutely necessary, your doctor will not prescribe the pain medication Nucynta (tapentadol) if you have a medical condition that has caused hypercapnia, in which there is too much carbon dioxide in your blood. Because Nucynta depresses the respiratory system, it can worsen this serious condition.

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