Nucynta (generic name tapentadol) is an opioid pain medication, often referred to as a narcotic. It is usually prescribed to be taken on an as-needed basis for moderate to severe pain, but it also comes in an extended-release variety for around-the-clock pain relief. It can be extremely habit-forming so patients taking Nucynta should follow their physician's instructions precisely. It's prescribed as a pill. Nucynta works by acting on certain centers in the brain for pain relief, as well as on a substance called norepinephrine. We offer excellent discounts on this medication so check out our coupons!