If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Nucynta?

If you're pregnant, you should not take Nucynta (tapentadol) unless it's absolutely necessary. Studies have not been done to confirm that Nucynta, which is an opioid drug used to treat chronic, around-the-clock pain, is safe for a developing fetus. Let your doctor know you're pregnant before you start taking Nucynta or if you become pregnant while on the drug.

Nucynta should not be used during childbirth. Like other opioids, it can affect how labor progresses and can also cross the placenta and cause breathing problems in a newborn.

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