A new pain medication is now available to help Interstitial Cystitis patients deal with the pain they suffer from. Nucynta (tapentadol ), an opiate pain medication, has similar strength to Oxycodone but is supposed to be easier on the stomach & have fewer gastrointestinal side effects. According to the manufacturer’s website, Nucynta, the drug “inhibits transmission of pain impulses and pain signals on ascending pain pathways. In a study 602 patients reported pain relief within 32 to 46 minutes, on average.”
Of course, with all medications there are side effects and risk involved so please make sure you research this new drug, and any other medications, before taking them. For more information on Nucynta, please visit the Nucynta website.