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

Unless it is absolutely necessary, your doctor will not prescribe the pain medication Nucynta (tapentadol) if you have a medical condition that has caused hypoxia, in which not enough oxygen is being carried to all or part of your body. Because Nucynta depresses the respiratory system, it can worsen this serious condition.

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