What is an orange round pill with O-M on one side and 100 on the other

Not medical advice: An orange round pill with the imprint 100 on one side and O-M on the other is 100 mg of Nucynta. The generic name is tapentadol. Prescribed to treat pain, this narcotic analgesic has the potential to lead to physical or psychological dependence if not used as prescribed.

Common side effects of Nucynta include vomiting, nausea, itching, dry mouth, drowsiness, and constipation.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administratin (FDA) recently approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s Nucynta ER extended-release tablets for the treatment of neuropathic pain that stems from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in adults. It is the first and only opioid approved by the FDA for DPN management. DPN causes the loss of feeling or pain in the arms, hands, legs, feet, and toes and plagues almost 8 million people in the U.S.

Updated on Friday, August 31 2012 at 11:49PM EDT
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